I am realizing now that I probably shouldn’t have asked what your favorite comfort food was for the Le Creuset Giveaway. Not because it is a bad question. Or an uninteresting question. But because reading all of your responses has made this pregnant lady crave even more comfort food, as if she wasn’t craving it enough. But oh well a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do and this girl just had to make this Shepard’s Pie variation with ground turkey, mushrooms, onions, corn and rosemary mashed potatoes.
There is a bit of work to this dish. I like to think of comfort food as food that might take a bit longer to prepare but is worth every minute spent on it. Dishes that are perfect for those cold, rainy, October Sundays. Dishes that make the house smell amazing. Dishes that warm your tummy and your soul. At least that is what comfort food is to me. And this dish is exactly that. So while you’re making the mashed potatoes and sauteing the vegetables and waiting for it all to bake up to bubbly goodness just know that it’s worth it. And it’s also worth knowing that you’ll want a nap afterward so keep a pillow close by.
Note: I used an stove to oven pan for this recipe and it made things quite easy. With that said if you don’t have a pan that is big enough simply make each component separately and then layer it in a casserole dish.
Mordred PentangleMay 4, 2018 at 4:31 pm
Excellent recipe. Very hearty dish. I substituted sour cream for the cream cheese , also I used mushroom seasoning from an Asian market , and asparagus. What I had in my fridge that day, without going to the store. I found the recipe by googling recipe with ground turkey , mushroom , onion and potatoes. Wonderful! Thank you
Des @ Life's AmbrosiaMay 4, 2018 at 9:06 pm
So happy that you enjoyed it!! I will have to look for mushroom seasoning next time I am at the Asian market. I think that that would come in handy!
MichelleSeptember 29, 2012 at 7:07 pm
I just made this – but its for Sunday lunch. I did not have mushroom broth, so I ‘made’ chicken broth with water and bouillon – I didn’t think i used much bouillon, but it made the flavour of the sauce a funny kind of strong. And the second sub that I did was to use cream and cheese instead of cream cheese…. silly, but it does kind of work in some things. :-) My 3rd sub was to use frozen peas & carrots mix. I personally don’t think it’ll matter too much in the end. Despite the bouillon-flavour in the sauce, my taster bites were delicious!
TroyJanuary 23, 2012 at 8:19 am
This turned out great! I really liked using turkey instead of beef or lamb and the mushrooms were a fantastic idea.
EmilyOctober 15, 2011 at 10:32 am
Oooohhh, this looks so yummy, and now I’m craving Shepherd’s Pie too! I will definitely be bookmarking this and making it soon… although I may have to leave out the corn (or just put corn in half of it), because unfortunately my bf doesn’t like corn. He just doesn’t know what he’s missing out on!
KalynOctober 15, 2011 at 8:28 am
Even when they have ingredients I don’t use (in this case, corn and potatoes) your recipes always sound so good to me!
StephenCOctober 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm
I hope this is not a duplicate. I am a great fan of shepherd’s pie. I am glad for cooler weather to justify making these more hearty dishes.
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