Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie With Cranberry Sage Gravy

Thanksgiving dinner just got a whole lot easier with this
savory Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie and Cranberry Sage Gravy. This skillet Shepherd’s
pie brings all of the best parts of Thanksgiving dinner together in one delicious bite!



Sweet Potato
Shepherd’s Pie With Cranberry Sage Gravy
Prep Time: 15 min  |
Cook Time: 20min  |  Servings: 4-6
2 large sweet potatoes
6 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 lb. ground turkey
1 medium onion – finely chopped
4 cloves of garlic – chopped
1 tbsp. dried rosemary
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 cup of white grape juice
1 ½ cups of low sodium chicken broth
1 tbsp, [ gluten free ] all purpose flour
2 cups of kale leaves – trimmed and thinly sliced
For the gravy:
2 cups sweetened dried cranberries
1 cup of water
1/4 cup of sugar
2 tsp. fresh sage – finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp. of orange zest
3/4 cup gluten free all-purpose flour
3/4 cup of butter
4 cups of chicken broth


Step 1. Place sweet potatoes on a plate and cover completely with wet paper towels. Place in  microwave for 8-12 minutes, until softened completely. Test potatoes with a skewer or butter knife to make sure they are cooked through. Remove sweet potatos from skin and place in a bowl. Fold in 4 tbsp. of butter, and salt + pepper to taste. Set aside.
Step 2. Melt 2 tbsp. of butter in a large pan over medium heat. Cook turkey, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until brown. Add in the onion, garlic, rosemary, red pepper flakes, and paprika and cook until softened. Add in white grape juice and cook until almost evaporated [ about 5 minutes ].
Step 3. In a small bowl, whish together chicken broth and gluten free flour. Add broth/flour mixture and kale into pan and bring to a simmer. Cook until sauce is thickened [ 8-10 minutes ]. Season with salt and pepper, and transfer to a 10” pie dish or cast iron skillet. Let cool.
Step 4. Smooth sweet potatoes on top and allow pie to set. About 15 minutes.



Instructions For Cranberry Sage Gravy.
Step 1. In the
same saucepan, bring cranberries, 1 cup of water, 1 1/2 tsp. orange zest, and 1/4 cup of sugar to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until cranberries are tender. Let cool. Puree the cranberries in a food processor until smooth, with 2 teaspoons of finely chopped sage.Step 2. In a heavy saucepan, cook butter and flour over medium heat stirring constantly, about 3-4 minutes, just until a roux forms. Add 4 cups of chicken broth and the pureed cranberries; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently, until gravy has thickened and is ready to serve!

Serve alongside shepherd’s pie for an extra kick of flavor!



Top tip: Cover assembled, cool pie tightly with plastic wrap then foil, and freeze for up to three months. To reheat, remove plastic wrap and re-cover with foil. Bake on 350˚ until warmed through. Brush top with butter and broil until edges are golden [ about 7 minutes ].

This Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie is ridiculously good! The spicy ground turkey enrobed in white grape gravy is both savory and sweet. The buttery mashed sweet potatoes, kale, and cranberry sage gravy elevate this dish beautifully. It is sophisticated comfort food at it’s best. Enjoy every savory, sweet, delicious bite!

Have you made a shepherd’s pie like this? What is your favorite comfort food dish?

With love,


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