Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

I know I’ve been slacking on the writing a bit lately, I’ll be picking back up again really soon! What I’m posting today is a quick recipe! While I am excited to share it with you guys, it is really here for my own selfish reasons. It’s a recipe that I adapted from a few different recipes, and so I don’t accidentally lose my own version of it, I’m posting to the blog 🙂

If you are into clean eating, paleo, comfort food, or you just like eating delicious things no matter what they contain, definitely give this one a try. It is one of my favorites! The husband approves too.

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie


1 lb. ground beef (or chicken or turkey, your choice)
4 sweet potatoes
1 onion, diced
2 tsp. ghee
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp coconut oil
3 zucchini
3 carrots
1 can of green beans
olive oil
2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp. cinnamon (or just a few shakes)
Salt and pepper to taste
OPTIONAL: chicken stock, lemon juice

Coat four large sweet potatoes in olive oil and cook in the oven (400 degrees for an hour)
When they are finished, peel and mash. Stir in about 2 tsp. of ghee and 1 tsp of coconut oil. Set aside.

In a large skillet, saute a diced onion and some minced garlic in olive oil. Add 1 lb of ground beef and brown it. Stir in salt and pepper to taste, smoked paprika, cumin, and cinnamon.

When beef is brown, add 3 diced zucchinis, 3 diced carrots, 1 can of green beans. I also added about 1/3 cup of chicken stock and a squeeze of lemon, but that’s really optional.

When everything has mixed together nicely and is soft (carrots and zucchini), transfer to a baking dish. Spread the sweet potatoes on top and bake at 400 degrees for 15 mins. Then broil for 3 minutes so the top gets nice and brown. Devour and wonder where this dish has been all your life.


9 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

  1. I only read down the ingredients to the OPTIONAL part and it didn’t mention beef in there, the part about chicken I hadn’t read, but then there it is in the method “beef” yuck!

    • lol feel free to make this a vegetarian/vegan meal if you like! You can easily leave out the meat and add tofu or a ton of extra veggies! The sweet potato would still be a delicious topper to those!

  2. I live near Carmarthen and wonder where can I buy smoked paprika please.
    Not that I go into Tescopoly willingly as a shopper, so fingers crossed you don’t say Tesco.

    • I’m sorry, I live in the US so unfortunately can’t help with where you can buy it nearby! Maybe online if you’ve never seen it anywhere? All regular grocery stores here carry it, it’s just with all the other spices!

      • I have recently been looking for smoked paprika prior to seeing this recipe, after seeing it in someone else’s pantry and tasting a superdooper vegan soup with butternut squash.

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