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Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

As a child, shepherd's pie was one of my favorites. But now, having cut white potatoes out of our diet, I experimented with sweet potatoes in this dish for two. The result is different, but just as yummy! —Tanya Marcketti, Golden, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (8-3/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • Dash each ground cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Scrub and pierce sweet potato; place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 10-12 minutes or until tender, turning once.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the corn, tomato sauce and spices. Place in a 1-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray; set aside.
  • When cool enough to handle, cut potato in half; scoop out the pulp and place in a small bowl. Mash with butter, milk, salt and pepper. Spread evenly over meat mixture.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1-3/4 cups: 404 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 900mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 6g fiber), 27g protein.

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  • Nichole
    Mar 11, 2020

    Made this with some modifications. I used sausage, and a savory seasoning blend. Left out the recommended spices because I didn't want a sweet dish. Also used mushroom broth. Turned out nice. This is a good base recipe, imo, that can be played with. Will add shredded cheese on top next time.

  • greatwithoutgluten
    Mar 6, 2019

    I like the sweet potato in this recipe. It was a nice change from the usual. I would add additional seasoning next time I make this recipe.

  • Sandielee
    Feb 13, 2018

    I had two enormous sweet potatoes, I just had to make this recipe. My family just loved it. Will make it again!

  • Joyce
    Oct 8, 2017

    I made this recipe for dinner & it was very good! Perfect for two people. Definitely will be making this again.

  • KarenLiz
    Feb 5, 2013

    I loved this! Doubled it for my family of four.

  • christinebarry
    Jun 15, 2012

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  • scrapo
    Mar 20, 2012

    Doubled the recipe so I could use up my leftover White & Sweet Potato Mash Potatoes. (So I omited the potato step etc). I only had @ 6 oz tomato paste on hand so I used that and added some water & ketchup to the onion/beef. Used 8 oz. frozen corn & 8 oz. peas. Also around the edge I created a biscuit crust w/ Biscuit Complete (1 cup mix, 1/2 cup milk and 2 TBsp. butter melted). Yum~

  • scrapo
    Mar 19, 2012

    Doubled the recipe so I could use up my leftover White & Sweet Potato Mash Potatoes. (So I omited the potato step etc). I only had @ 6 oz tomato paste on hand so I used that and added some water & ketchup to the onion/beef. Used 8 oz. frozen corn & 8 oz. peas. Also around the edge I created a biscuit crust w/ Biscuit Complete (1 cup mix, 1/2 cup milk and 2 TBsp. butter melted). Yum~

  • t7ru42qy
    Nov 7, 2011

    This dish was excellent. I needed to feed more than 2, so I incresed the amounts to: 2 sweet potatoes, 1 lb ground round, 1/2c. onion, 16 oz tomato sauce, 1/4 tsp each of cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Only used 1 can corn, and added 1 can green beans. Doubled the amounts of butter, salt and pepper for potatoes since I used 2 potatoes. Will also try adding peas next time. Very yummy!!!!!

  • mayge
    Nov 8, 2010

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