I’m a huge fan of ‘one pot dishes’ because it a) reduces the amount of washing up and b) makes it super easy to cover and chill in the fridge to have as leftovers the next day!
This healthy shepherd’s pie dish tastes amazing and it contains FOUR different types of vegetables (and more if you add them as a side!); I’ve swapped regular potato for sweet potato and use chopped tomatoes rather than a pre-made sauce.
Do let me know if you give this recipe a go!
P.S I have included a vegetarian version of this dish too.. so that nobody misses out!
Healthy Shepherd's Pie
- 250g extra lean beef mince or Quorn*
- 2-3 sweet potatoes (250g), peeled & chopped**
- 1 white onion, chopped
- 150g mushrooms, sliced
- 1 tin chopped tomatoes (400g)
- 2 tbsp tomato puree
- 2 tbsp Worcester sauce
To Serve: Broccoli & Carrots (or vegetables of your choice!)
Optional: Gravy – If you’re using gravy granules then use the water that you’ve boiled your vegetables in to make it up with – this way your gravy will be bursting with nutrients too!
- Pre-heat your oven to 220 degrees C and boil a pan of water.. add the potatoes to the pan and cook until soft before mashing and setting to one side.
- Meanwhile, spray a non-stick pan with 1 calorie spray oil (or 1 tbsp of oil) and add the onion. Cook for around 5 minutes until soft and golden.
- Add in the beef mince and cook until browned all over before adding the mushrooms and cooking for 5 minutes.
- Add the tinned tomatoes, tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce (plus the Quorn if using instead of beef) and simmer for 10-20 minutes until the liquid has evaporated. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Spoon the mince mixture into an ovenproof dish and top evenly with the mashed potato (you could even swap the potato for butternut squash, swede or carrot, or use a mix of the 2!).
- Bake for 20 minutes or until the potato begins to brown and boil/steam your vegetables until tender.
- Serve 1/2-1/3 of the Shepherd's Pie with the vegetables and optional gravy and enjoy!
*Nutritional stats provided are for 1/3 of the Shepherd’s Pie made with extra lean beef and served with vegetables. If made with Quorn the calories will be substantially less.
**Sweet potato is crammed full of nutrients such as vitamin A and it even counts towards 1 of your 5 a day!
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5 g
Total Carbohydrates 50 g
Protein 25 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.