Sweet Potato Shepherd’s pie

IMG_6411I was brought up on sweet potato, so it has been a staple in my diet from the beginning, I have to say it’s good to see it taking off in such a big way here  in Ireland. This one is so good and all I did was use what ever I had available in my kitchen. I’m actually so proud of how it came out and I hope you like it to where ever you are.

Serves  4


1 tsp paprika
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cayenne powder
1 tsp tandoori spice mix (optional)
1 tsp of The Caribbean Dub’s Hot pepper sauce ( optional)
400g turkey mince
1 cougette diced
1 small onion diced
1 large carrot diced
1 tsp cococnut oil
100g petit pois peas
1 large sweet potato peeled and diced.
450 grams of chicken stock


First we do our prep. Preheat an oven at 175 c. Put the sweet potato in a pot of boiling waterseason with a little salt ( you could actually do this hours before).

In a pan add 3/4 tsp of oil add the turkey mince, cook until there is no pinkness and remove.

In the same pan add the all spices to the rest of the oil. Make sure to keep the heat on medium. Add the onion, carrots, petit pois and Courgette and sweat for a few minutes. If your pan is starting to dry out simply add water.

Add the stock and cook for another few minutes, take off the heat and place in a baking dish.

When the sweet potato is cooked drain off the water and mash the potato. Season with salt and pepper and spread the mashed potato over a the turkey mix.

Place in the oven and cook for 25/30 minutes.

For extra crispiness I place under the grill for 5 minutes then serve.

Hope you enjoy this one as it was all me!!

Thanks for reading TCDub xxx

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