Comfort Pie a.k.a. Shepards Pie Recipe

I got together recently with an old friend of mine, Wendi, we had a glass of red wine and caught up on each others lives. During our talk I mentioned that I missed my mom's home cooking. Wendi said "I can make almost anything! Can I make you something?" I was flattered and we continued talking. Before I knew it, she was cooking yellow potatoes and asked me "Do you like Shepards Pie?" Of course I do :o) Wendi cooked this delicious comfort pie for me.

*Bear in mind that no two shepherds pies are alike because their ingredients tend to be whatever is in the fridge.


8 medium potatoes, cooked (Wendi used golden Yukon potatoes)
1/2 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
1/2 stick butter
Pinch of both Salt and Pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lb lean ground turkey
1 small onion, chopped
1 celery heart and leafy bits, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 (10ish oz) can tomato sauce
1/4 cup cottage cheese
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup fortified instant baby cereal/oatmeal


Mash the first 3 ingredients together (mashed potatoes!) and add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. In a large skillet over medium high heat, heat the olive oil and saute the onions, celery, and carrots until onions are transparent. Season with salt and pepper. Add the garlic and the ground turkey. While turkey browns, add the Worcestershire sauce and more salt and pepper. When it is cooked, add the tomato sauce an the frozen peas. Add more salt and pepper if needed. Stir in the baby cereal (to thicken it). Pour the mixture into a large casserole dish. Then spread the mashed potatoes on top. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for 5 minutes then serve hot.

Thank you Wendi for sharing this delicious Shepards Pie recipe with our readers.


  1. I haven't made this in years and years - I must give your friends recipe a try! Thanks for sharing. :O)

  2. I love shepards pie. Great winter dish for sure.