Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie



  • 2 large sweet potato

  • ½ Butternut Squash, cut in half and cored

  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

  • 2 can (8-3/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained

  • 1 cup tomato sauce

  • Dash each ground cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 2 tablespoon 2% milk

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • Microgreens for garnishing


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees and cook butternut squash until tender (around 30-45 minutes)

  2. Scrub and pierce sweet potato, microwave on high for 10-15 minutes or until tender, making sure to turn it once (or cook in the oven if you’d prefer!)

  3. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion until meat is fully cooked through; drain liquid. Add in corn, tomato sauce, and spices. Place in a baking dish.

  4. Once Butternut squash is tender, remove from oven and cube into small pieces. Mix together with the meat mixture.

  5. Cut sweet potato in half and remove the pulp, place in a medium bowl. Mash together with butter, milk, and salt and pepper.

  6. Spread sweet potato mixture evenly on top of the meat mixture.

  7. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Our take:

This shepherds pie includes the ground beef, sweet potato, onion, butternut squash and microgreens for a garnish from this weeks basket. This dish proves to be a simple, delicious meal for a cold winter's evening!