Beef, Turkey and Mashed Potato Pie

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  • prep 30 min    cook 60 min
  • serves 6

Sweet potatoes are a rich source of vitamin A. You can make the topping with white or sweet potatoes, or with rutabaga. For pretty presentation, see our mashed potato topping tips.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 8 ounces lean ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
  • 2 large onions, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 large carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 2 pounds sweet or all-purpose potatoes or rutabaga, peeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1/4 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

    How to make it  1 hour, 30 minutes

  • 1

    Heat a Dutch oven over moderately high heat until hot. Add the beef and turkey and sauté, stirring frequently, about 7 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink and has released its juices. Remove from the heat and spoon the meat into a sieve set over a bowl. Allow all the fat to drain from the meat for at least 10 minutes.

  • 2

    Meanwhile, in the Dutch oven, heat the oil over moderately high heat. Add the onions, garlic and carrots and saut&eacute about 10 minutes or until softened and golden brown. Return the meat to the pan.

  • 3

    Stir in the crushed tomatoes, thyme, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 25 minutes or until a rich stew has formed.

  • 4

    Preheat the oven to 400°F. Meanwhile, simmer sweet potatoes in a pan of boiling water about 10 minutes or until tender. Drain, return to the saucepan, and mash them with the milk until smooth. Stir in the chopped parsley.

  • 5

    Transfer the meat mixture to a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish and smooth out to an even layer.

  • 6

    Spread the mashed sweet potatoes over the meat and smooth the surface with a spatula. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until heated through and bubbling around the edges.

Mashed Potato Toppings Designs

  • For rosettes, use a pie tile-like indentations with the tip of a spoon.
  • For a crisscross pattern, draw a fork tip across the surface.

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 393
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 68mg
  • Sodium: 360mg
  • Carbs: 52mg
  • Protein: 31g
  • Fiber: 8g

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