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A GREAT Turkey Recipe for the End of the Week!


I got this recipe from Good Housekeeping, modified the milk part, and it was a HUGE hit at a Chanukah party I attended last year. Rave reviews. If you were at my synagogue’s Volunteer’s Chanukah party, maybe you remember it. 😉



  • 5 medium (12-ounce) sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoon(s) vegetable oil
  • 2 pound(s) ground turkey or chicken
  • 2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/3 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon(s) curry powder
  • 1 can(s) (14- to 14 1/2-ounce) chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 pound(s) carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 1/2 pound(s) parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon(s) grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 package(s) (10-ounce) frozen peas
  • 1 cup(s) soy milk warmed
  • 2 tablespoon(s) margarine


Pierce potatoes all over with fork. Cook in microwave on High 15 to 17 minutes or until potatoes are tender when pierced with fork, turning potatoes over once; set aside.

Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil on medium-high until hot. Add turkey (or in my recipe 1/2 ground turkey, 1/2 ground chicken); sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook 5 to 6 minutes or until no longer pink, stirring and breaking up turkey with side of spoon.

Stir flour and curry powder into turkey in skillet; cook 1 minute, stirring. Add broth and heat to boiling. Cook 1 minute or until mixture thickens slightly. Divide turkey mixture between two 2 1/2- to 3-quart glass or ceramic baking dishes and spread evenly.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Wipe skillet dry. To same skillet, add remaining 1 tablespoon oil and heat on medium until hot. Add carrots, parsnips, and onion, and cook, covered, about 15 minutes or until vegetables are browned and tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in ginger, frozen peas, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Divide vegetable mixture between casseroles, spreading evenly over turkey mixture.

When cool enough to handle, cut potatoes in half and scoop flesh from skins into large bowl. With potato masher, coarsely mash potatoes. Stir in soy milk, margarine, and 1 teaspoon salt; mash until well blended. Spread potatoes over vegetables.

Bake one shepherd’s pie, uncovered, 35 to 40 minutes or until top is browned. Meanwhile, prepare second casserole for freezing..

Makes awesome leftovers and only 365 calories per serving, 12 servings per casserole. Enjoy!

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