Recipe: Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato Topping

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This healthy recipe for shepherd’s pie with sweet potato topping is so tasty, it’s almost too good to be true. This easy paleo recipe is delicious and packed with tons of protein and nutrition. We love the sweet potato topping and prefer it over the mashed potato topping that is used in the original recipe. If you don’t eat beef, you can easily sub ground turkey or chicken and this recipe will still taste amazing. This shepherd’s pie freezes really well, and makes the perfect weeknight meal when you don’t feel like cooking.  This mouthwatering casserole is also whole 30 friendly, gluten-free and dairy-free!


  • Pie Filling
  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 ounces tomato paste (about 6 tablespoons.) (such as Muir Glen)
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal (such as Bob's Red Mill) + 2 tablespoons water (may substitute 1 egg white)
  • Sweet Potato Topping
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes peeled and cubed (3 1/2 -4 cups cubed)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

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on June 18, 2017 at 11:08 AM Reply

What is the purpose of the flax seed meal? If it has something to do work paleo diet, i apologize. I don't know what paleo is, but I know it has something to do with gluten free.

    on June 19, 2017 at 9:40 AM Reply

    Hi Tiffany - the flax seed meal helps to hold everything together. Flax works as a great substitute for eggs because when mixed with water it creates a gel like substance. Feel free to omit the flax or egg white altogether. The Pie will still turn out delicious!

on January 24, 2017 at 5:56 PM Reply

Chris, I made the Shepherd's pie today and it came out fabulous!!!! I just substituted the ground beef for ground turkey and my kids (who are not too fond of sweet potatoes) had seconds. They simply loved it! Thanks for the recipe. Next time, I shall try it with the ground beef.

    on January 25, 2017 at 2:27 PM Reply

    Happy to hear that, Rosa! So glad you enjoyed :)

      on June 16, 2017 at 7:06 PM Reply

      I'm not able to click the green circle for the instructions how to make. Help Chris?

        on June 19, 2017 at 9:27 AM Reply

        Hi Tina - I just re-loaded the link. Why don't you try again? I believe it should be working now. Sorry about that and let me know if you have any more issues. Enjoy the recipe - it's a good one!

on November 12, 2016 at 6:53 AM Reply

Love this recipe! It's a really good! We are making it again this week for lunches :)

on August 4, 2016 at 5:02 PM Reply

Hi Chris! I am trying to make this tonight but the website is down. Any chance you could send me the recipe? Please!!! Thank you!! :)

on August 3, 2016 at 10:27 AM Reply

I can't get through to the recipe, the green circle link does not work and if I use the Url above it will not allow me to enter the site Help please!!

    on August 3, 2016 at 4:43 PM Reply

    Hi Eden - sorry to hear that! I'm not sure why it's not working for you, as I just clicked on it and it worked for me, but here's the direct link in case you can get it from here: Thanks!

on June 15, 2016 at 10:58 PM Reply

This recipe was delicious! I've made the sweet potato meatloaf previously, but I liked this twist on the standard shepards pie and the sweet potatoes paired very well with the savory sautéed meat and veggie combo.

on June 7, 2016 at 9:02 AM Reply

Can't get the recipe...

    on June 7, 2016 at 2:08 PM Reply

    Hi Devon, sorry to hear that. Did you click on the green circle?

on May 22, 2016 at 6:46 PM Reply

I just pinned this recipe within the past week and was able to click on the green circle, but tried again today in hopes of making it for dinner tomorrow and the website won't come up. Totally bummed :( Any chance I can get it emailed to me?

    on May 23, 2016 at 9:01 AM Reply

    Hi Lauren, Sorry to hear that! I just tried and it worked for me, but in case you're still having trouble, here's the link: Hope that helps!

on May 10, 2016 at 5:53 PM Reply

How did you prepare the sweet potatoes....? Did you boil them.?

    on May 12, 2016 at 9:23 AM Reply

    Hi Brooke - click on the green circle for full recipe instructions!

on May 10, 2016 at 2:41 PM Reply

You may want to check up on it again then because there are ads everywhere, even with popup blockers and cookie blockers and everything. It makes it very difficult to navigate this page.

    on May 12, 2016 at 12:10 PM Reply

    So sorry to hear that, Jordan! We'll check on it again.

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