Apple Sage Turkey Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Potato Mash recipe. A cozy Fall inspired healthy Shepherd’s Pie recipe made with ground turkey, diced apples, rubbed sage, and a creamy dairy-free cauliflower potato mash.

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Is there really anything more Fall than cooked apples??

The apples in this dish are what gives it such a rich Fall flavor.

If you haven’t tried it before, you need to try the combination of ground turkey cooked with apples and sage. So. Good.

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I was actually inspired to make this Apple Sage Turkey Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Potato Mash after making my Apple And Sage Turkey Meatloaf recipe. ( Which is a family favorite).

I usually make mashed potatoes as a side dish to go along with the meatloaf and I thought… what if I make this WITH mashed potatoes on top.

And that is when this Apple Sage Turkey Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Potato Mash was born.

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Ingredients needed for this Paleo Whole30 Apple Sage Turkey Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Potato Mash

Ok the get started with this recipe, you have to get your ingredients together for both the apple sage turkey filling and the cauliflower potato mash…

For the apple sage turkey shepherd’s pie filling, you will need:

  • carrots
  • apples
  • ground turkey
  • dried parsley
  • rubbed sage
  • salt and pepper
  • onion powder
  • mustard
  • tomato paste
  • strained tomatoes

For the cauliflower potato mash, you will need:

  • potatoes
  • cauliflower
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • salt and pepper
  • almond milk
  • olive oil
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How to make it

To make this recipe in the most time efficient way, I like making it in a certain order.

To start, you need to boil the potatoes and cauliflower.

While those are boiling, you can start cooking the apple sage turkey filling. To do this you start cooking the carrots and apples, then add the ground turkey, and then you add lots of yummy spices and seasonings ( parsely, sage, pepper, salt, onion powder, mustard and tomato paste).

Then, once the ground turkey is cooked through, add the strained tomatoes and mix, and then pour the whole mixture into a large pan.

By this time, the potatoes and cauliflower will be ready.

Then, you mash the potatoes and cauliflower using a potato masher in a large bowl. And then you add garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, almond milk and olive oil to the mash and mix until smooth.

Once the mash is smooth, top the shepherd’s pie filling with it and bake it in the oven. Boom. Done.

Let me know if you try this dish and if you love it as much as me!

Other healthy Shepherd’s Pie recipes:

Butternut Squash Shepherd’s Pie (Paleo, Whole30)

Paleo Ground Lamb Shepherd’s Pie (GF)

Whole30 Shepherd’s Pie (Paleo, GF)

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Apple Sage Turkey Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Potato Mash (Paleo, Whole30)

Servings: 9
Prep Time: 50 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
A cozy Fall inspired healthy Shepherd's Pie recipe made with ground turkey, diced apples, rubbed sage, and a creamy dairy-free cauliflower potato mash.

Ingredients

Shepherd’s Pie filling ingredients:

  • Tbs  olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • cups  diced apples
  • lbs  ground turkey , (I use 94% lean ground turkey)
  • tsp  dried parsley
  • tsp  rubbed sage
  • ½  tsp  ground black pepper
  • tsp  salt
  • tsp  onion powder
  • Tbs  mustard
  • Tbs  tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup strained tomatoes

Cauliflower potato mash ingredients:

  • medium potatoes , cut into 1 inch slices
  • 1 head of cauliflower , cut into smaller florets
  • 1/2  tsp  garlic powder
  • 1/4  tsp  onion powder
  • 1/2  tsp  salt
  • 1/4 tsp  ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • Tbs  olive oil

Instructions

  • Boil the sliced potatoes, and the cauliflower florets in water for 20-25 minutes, until you can easily stab the potatoes with a knife. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Shepherd's pie filling instructions:

  • Put 1 Tbs olive oil, 1 cup of sliced carrots, and 2 cups of diced apples into a large pot/pan, and mix. Heat over medium heat and sauté until tender, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the ground turkey to the pot breaking it up into smaller pieces. Top the ground turkey with 2 tsp parsley, 2 tsp rubbed sage, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 Tbs mustard, and 3 Tbs tomato paste. Mix and cook until the meat is cooked through, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 cup strained tomatoes, mix.
  • Pour the shepherd's pie filling into a 9 in x 13 in pan.

Cauliflower potato mash instructions:

  • Put the boiled potatoes and cauliflower florets into a large bowl and mash. Top with 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tso pepper, and 1/4 cup almond milk and mash.
  • Scoop the cauliflower potato mash onto the shepherd's pie filling in the pan, evenly distributing it and then smooth it out with a spatula.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes. If you want to add a bit of crisp to the top, set your oven to broil and cook for a few more minutes.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: paleo, whole30
Keyword: Shepherd’s pie, apple turkey shepherd’s pie, whole30 shepherd’s pie
Author: Dominique | Perchance to Cook