Gluten Free Shepherd's Pie


3 cups chopped vegetables, made up of 4 small carrots; 1 cup organic 6 smalls to medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons So Delicious coconut milk or milk of your choice
1 pound organic ground turkey meat
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
3 tablespoons arrowroot flour
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
salt and pepper to taste


Start out by washing, peeling, and chopping the potatoes, then boil with 1 cup of the vegetable broth, and 1 cup of water for about 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft. Place the cooked potatoes in a food processor with the 2 Tbsp. of coconut milk, salt and pepper, and pulse until a smooth mixture is formed. Set aside, you will need this later to top the Shepherd's Pie.
Next, brown the ground turkey in a frying pan over medium-high heat, with 1 tsp. coconut oil. When the meat is almost done, add the onion, garlic, cilantro and spices. Mix everything together, cover and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.
Add the remaining 2 cups of broth and the arrowroot flour along with the vegetables.
Bring this mixture to a boil, stirring continuously, and cook for a further 5-6 minutes, until the liquid starts to thicken. Transfer the mixture to a lightly buttered casserole dish.
Top with spoonfuls of the mashed potatoes, spreading evenly until the entire top of the dish is covered.
Bake in a preheated oven, set at 350F/180C, for 40 minutes, or until a golden brown crust forms. Remove and serve.




Amber Caudell's picture

For people who can't take the sugars/starches in potatoes, you can mash up cauliflower instead. :)


Shepherd's Pie has a very long and interesting history. Created sometime around the introduction of the potato into the European diet, variations on shepherd's pie have since spread around the world. For an interesting article about the entire history of shepherd's pie, as well as links and recipes, please visit


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Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 3:11pm


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