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

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.
Prep Time50 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: paleo, whole30
Servings: 9
Author: Dominique


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


  • 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.