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Macaroni Shepherd's Pie Recipe

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


Submitted by Never2old2bfit

Makes 4 servings



Based on Tyler Florence recipe with a few tweeks. Vegetable broth instead of chicken broth, Crushed wasa crispbread instead of panko crumbs and whole wheat penne instead of elbow macaroni

Recipe Ingredients for Macaroni Shepherd's Pie

1 lb lean ground turkey
1 clove garlic
1/2 medium onion
1 tbs. flour
1 cup vegetable broth
1 tsp fresh thyme
1 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1 salt and pepper to taste
4 oz whole wheat penne
8 oz mixed frozen vegetables
1 medium onion
1 clove garlic
1 tbs bay leaf, LEAVE WHOLE as 1 bay leaf
1 c vegetable broth
3/4 c low-fat ricotta cheese
1 c mozzarella cheese, shredded
3 slices wasa crispbread, crushed
1 tomato, sliced
2 tbs fresh parsley

Recipe Directions for Macaroni Shepherd's Pie

  1. Turkey Base: Heat the olive oil in a large saute' pan. Add garlic and turkey and brown well all over. Add onion and continue to cook until onion is lightly caramelized. Add thyme and season with salt and pepper. Dust with flour and combine well before adding broth. Continue to cook until slightly thickened.

  2. Remainder of Pie: Boil pasta in salted water until al dente. Add frozen vegetables to a colander. Holding a strainer above the colander, pour out the pasta and water into the strainer so the hot water blanches the frozen vegetables.

  3. In a pot, add broth, bay leaf and chopped onion. Simmer for 15 minutes until liquid has reduced by half and onion is very tender. Remove bay leaf and puree in a blender. Add ricotta and season well with salt and pepper. Puree until smooth and thick. In a large mixing bowl, add cooked pasta, shredded mozzarella and pour over sauce. Combine well.

  4. In a medium-size gratin dish or lasagna pan, add ground turkey, top with vegetables and then pour over the sauced pasta. Sprinkle with the cracker crumbs and top with the slices of tomato. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Finish with freshly chopped parsley.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 469.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
557
Calories from Fat
201
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
22.3g
34%
Saturated Fat
9.1g
45%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
111mg
37%
Sodium
764mg
32%
Potassium
404mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
45.8g
15%
Dietary Fiber
8.2g
33%
Sugars
4.6g
Protein
45.9g
Vitamin A 62% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 39% Iron 19%
* 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
B
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in vitamin A
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