Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie
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What Started it all:
shepherd's pie with sweet potatoes instead of potatoes

This Shepherd’s Pie with a twist is a delicious and hearty dish that will satisfy your comfort food cravings. The sweet potatoes add a unique and flavorful touch to this classic recipe.


  • 1 lb ground lamb or beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup beef or vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large skillet, brown the ground lamb or beef over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, carrots, and garlic, and cook until the vegetables are softened.
  3. Stir in the frozen peas, beef or vegetable broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and chopped thyme. Simmer for 10 minutes, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. While the meat mixture is simmering, boil the sweet potatoes in a separate pot until tender. Drain and mash them with butter, milk, salt, and pepper until smooth.
  5. Transfer the meat mixture to a baking dish and spread the mashed sweet potatoes on top, creating a smooth layer.
  6. Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the sweet potato topping is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.

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