St. Patrick’s Day Sweet Potato Mash

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This is a fun and healthy spin on Shepherd’s pie. With the use of ground turkey and roasted butternut squash and sweet potato mash, you will have your family talking at the dinner table, asking “Where did you buy this mom?” The great thing about this recipe is that you can make it ahead of time and feed the whole family.



1 Butternut Squash

3 Sweet Potatoes (medium sized)

For Pie Filling

1 Pound Turkey

½ Onion – Chopped

½ Carrot – shredded

2 Leaves Swiss Chard – Chopped

2 Garlic Cloves – Minced

6 Mushrooms – Sliced

¾ Cup Leeks – Chopped

6 Sage Leaves

1 Rosemary Stalk

1/3 Cup White Wine

½ Cup Chicken Stock

1 Tbsp Tomato Paste

Salt and Pepper

2 Tbsp Coconut Oil

2 Tbsp Butter

3o ml Coconut Sugar

5 ml of Ground Cinnamon

Pinch of Ground Nutmeg

Salt and Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Peel and chop sweet potatoes into medium dice, add to large bowl

Prepare the Butternut Squash

  1. Cut off top and bottom.
  2. Peel outside skin.
  3. Cut squash in half.
  4. With a spoon, core out the membranes with the seeds and discard.
  5. Chop squash into medium dices and add to the large bowl with the sweet potatoes.
  6. Add Coconut Oil and Sugar, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Salt & Pepper…and mix.
  7. Add to lined pan, and bake in oven for 30 minutes, or until fork tender.
  8. Add to mixing bowl, and add Butter.
  9. Mash until desired consistency is reached. Taste, Season, Taste!!
  10. Set aside.

Instructions for Mash

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F
  2. Cook Turkey in a pan until fully cooked.
  3. Add Onion, Carrots, Swiss Chard, Garlic, Mushrooms,
  4. Cook all ingredients together for 5 minutes,
  5. Add chopped Sage and Rosemary, stir,
  6. Add the White Wine, and deglaze the pan,
  7. Add Chicken Stock and Tomato Paste,
  8. Taste, season, and taste with Salt and Pepper,
  9. Put mixture in oven ready cookware, top with corn, and top the whole thing with the mashed potato mixture.
  10. Place in oven for 20 minutes to crisp up the top, and
  11. Serve, Eat Well, and Be Happy.


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