Shepherd's Pie with Spinach & Sweet Potato Mash
Shepherd's pie is such a satisfying family friendly meal. Here is our recipe for shepherd's pie with a boost of green goodness from spinach and using sweet
potato mash instead of regular potato mash for the topping.
- This shepherd's pie recipe is a great way to incorporate vegetables into your family's diet. In fact, this recipe has 6 vegetables in it!
- Lamb is a great source of protein and iron.
- Adding spinach to the pie adds bonus nutrition including fibre, magnesium, iron and vitamin C.
- Using a sweet potato topping in place of regular potato will also boost this recipe's content of vitamins A and C.
Shepherd's Pie with Spinach and Sweet Potato Mash
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 large Onion, finely diced
- 4 Garlic Cloves, crushed
- 2 medium Carrots, finely diced
- 2 Celery Sticks, finely diced
- 500g good quality Lamb Mince
- 1 tablespoon organic Tomato Paste
- 400g organic Crushed Tomatoes
- 250mL Lamb Stock /Vegetable Stock or Bone Broth (I like to use 2 tbsp Meadow Marrow Bone Broth concentrate)
- 4 sprigs Fresh Rosemary
- 1 cup Frozen Spinach, defrosted
- 4 cups peeled and diced Sweet Potato
- Pinch Pink Salt and Black Pepper
- Garlic Infused Olive Oil or Olive Oil
- In a large saucepan sauté onion, garlic, carrot, and celery in olive oil until softened.
- Add mince and brown for 10 minutes. Spoon out any excess liquid.
- Add tomato paste and stir.
- Add tomatoes, stock/broth, rosemary, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
- Reduce to a simmer uncovered for 25 minutes or until liquid has reduced.
- Meanwhile, pre-heat fan-forced oven to 200ºC.
- Boil or steam sweet potato for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain well.
- Mash sweet potato with a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Add spinach to mince filling and stir.
- Spoon mince into a large ovenproof baking dish.
- Top with mashed sweet potato using a fork to spread evenly. Drizzle lightly with olive oil.
- Cook in oven for 20-25 minutes or until sweet potato edges are golden.
- Serve with a side of cooked greens such as steamed green beans, peas or broccoli.
Make It Personal:
- Add thyme to your filling.
- Add fresh parsley or chopped chives to your sweet potato mash.
- Instead of sweet potato mash you could also top your pie with cauliflower mash.
- By reducing the liquid on the stove the flavour of your filling will intensify.
- Instead of frozen spinach you could also use shredded silverbeet. Simply add in at same time as stock.
- Use good quality lamb mince for your filling.
Sensitive to FODMAPs?
- Omit onion and garlic and use garlic infused olive oil.
Sensitive to Tomatoes?
- Omit tomato paste and substitute crushed tomatoes with additional 1 cup stock. Add additional herbs to boost flavour. You could also add some finely chopped pumpkin in with stock to add flavour and texture.
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