Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

IMG_0794I’m back with a hearty but healthy recipe just perfect for fall! My Paleo Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie is a delicious take on the traditional shepherd’s pie, and one that the whole family will love, guaranteed. This is comfort food made healthy at its best!

The sweet potato adds a nice subtle sweetness with the other savory ingredients for a winner weeknight dinner – Mmm

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbs coconut oil
  • 2 lbs ground chicken
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 carrot stalks, diced
  • 2 Tbs tomato paste
  • 2 Tbs coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ¼ cup water (or chicken or beef broth)
  • 3 – 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375C
  • Peel and chop the sweet potato, place in pot and cover with water
  • Boil until tender  – approximately 15 – 20 min, depending on size of pieces
  • While the sweet potatoes are boiling, make the filling for the pie
  • Dice onion, carrot and celery
  • In skillet, I use cast iron, heat coconut oil and sautee onions, carrots and celery. Season with salt
  • Add in ground chicken and cook until browned
  • Add in tomato paste, coconut aminos, ¼ cup water and all other seasonings
  • Cook on low for 10 min
  • Spray 8×11 baking dish with non cook spray.
  • Place filling in baking dish
  • Strain water from sweet potato, and reserve approx. ¼ cup.
  • With a hand blender, blend sweet potato with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Spread sweet potato on filling, sprinkle top with paprika
  • Bake in 375 oven for 45 min.
  • Cool and serve.
  • Also freezes great for another week! #mealprep