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Low Calorie Turkey Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Looking for an easy Low Calorie Turkey Shepherd's Pie recipe? Learn how to make Low Calorie Turkey Shepherd's Pie using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by eacollins24

Makes 6 servings



This recipe is wonderful all year long, but it is especially handy right after Thanksgiving when you can use leftover turkey. If you also have leftover mashed potatoes, you can skip step one and simply use the potatoes you already have on hand!

Recipe Ingredients for Low Calorie Turkey Shepherd's Pie

1 lb. baking potatoes, peeled and cubed
3/4 cup skim milk, divided
1 tsp canola oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped carrot
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup frozen peas
1 1/2 cups turkey, (from a roasted turkey, chopped)
2 tsp tarragon, fresh, chopped
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup fat-free chicken broth
2 tbsp flour
2 oz. light cream cheese, softened (1/4 cup)
1 egg whites

Recipe Directions for Low Calorie Turkey Shepherd's Pie

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.

  2. Place the potatoes in a large pan, and cover with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5-6 minutes, or until tender. Drain and mash with a potato masher, along with 1/2 cup of skim milk. Set aside.

  3. Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrot, and celery, and saute 10 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Add the peas, turkey, tarragon, black pepper, and salt and cook an additional 3 minutes, until heated through.

  4. Pour the chicken broth into the turkey mixture, and increase heat to bring to a light boil. In a seperate dish, whisk together the remaining 1/4 cup of milk and 2 tablespoons of flour, and pour into the turkey mixuture, stirring constantly. Continue cooking the mixture for 1-2 minutes, or until a thick gravy is formed.

  5. To the mashed potatoes, add the cream cheese and egg whites, and mix well.

  6. Pour the turkey mixture into a 7x11 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spread the potatoes evenly over the top of the turkey mixture. Bake for 25 minutes, until the potatoes are lightly browned.

Categories

Main Dish, Thanksgiving

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 284.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
239
Calories from Fat
58
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.4g
10%
Saturated Fat
2.9g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
38mg
13%
Sodium
355mg
15%
Potassium
790mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates
28.1g
9%
Dietary Fiber
4.4g
18%
Sugars
5.9g
Protein
17.5g
Vitamin A 78% Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 10% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
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