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Comforting Winter Turkey Pie

Comforting Winter Turkey Pie

This recipe is a healthy, gluten, dairy, sugar free easy alternative to the classic cottage pie, with the sweetness of the sweet potatoes complementing the savoury turkey and vegetable filling. It’s a satisfying and comforting meal with lots of good fats and protein, to keep you fuller for longer..

A favourite in my house!

(for 4)


  • 500gms ground turkey mince (organic full fat is best)
  • 3 medium-sized sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots peeled and cubed
  • about 250gm of any greens you have in the fridge (peas, courgettes, broccoli florets etc.)
  • 1 punnet of mushrooms chopped
  • 200ml tomato passata (in glass jar, not tinned)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ‘tasteless’ coconut oil or ghee (or butter if you tolerate it)


  • Preheat the oven to 190C
  • Place the diced sweet potatoes in a large pot of boiling water or steam and cook until they are tender, about 10-15 minutes. Drain the sweet potatoes and return them to the pot. Mash them with 1 tablespoon of fat, sea salt, and pepper until smooth. Set aside.
  • In a large frying pan, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of fat over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onion and garlic and sauté until they become translucent.
  • Add the ground turkey and cook until browned, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks.
  • Add the rest of the vegetables and saute until a little soft.
  • Stir in the tomato passata and bring the mixture to a simmer. Let it cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the turkey and vegetable mixture to a baking dish.
  • Spread the mashed sweet potatoes evenly over the filling, creating a smooth layer. Add a few dollops of oil/butter on top.
  • Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 25 minutes, or until the sweet potato topping is slightly browned and the filling is bubbling.
  • Let the cottage pie cool for a few minutes before serving.

Other options:

Add some beans or lentils to add more protein to this dish or cut out the meat altogether to make it vegan.


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