21 Day Fix Dinner: Healthy Shepherd's Pie Recipe - Confessions of a Fit Foodie

Healthy Shepherd’s Pie {21 Day Fix}

  • Author: Nancylynn Sicilia
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


This healthy comfort food dinner is just as hearty and satisfying as traditional shepherd’s pie. Made with lean turkey and mashed cauliflower “potatoes”, this dinner is 21 Day Fix approved!



  • olive oil or coconut oil cooking spray
  • 1 cup of diced carrots
  • 1 cup of diced celery
  • 1/2 of an onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup of chicken broth
  • 1 tsp of Himalayan salt
  • 3 T of tomato paste
  • 1 lb organic lean ground turkey
  • 2 cups of chopped cauliflower
  • 2 cups of red potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 T of vegan butter, olive oil, or ghee



  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil and add in potatoes. Cook for 5 minutes, then add in cauliflower. Boil for another 10 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, spray pan with cooking spray and cook veggies on low for 10 minutes or until they begin to soften, adding a few tablespoons of water to help them steam, if necessary.
  3. Add in turkey and cook through.
  4. Stir in chicken broth, 1/2 tsp of salt and tomato paste and continue to cook until the sauce thickens a bit.
  5. Preheat your oven to 350.
  6. When potatoes and cauliflower are finished, drain them well, then place in a food processor or mixer. Add in 1/2 tsp of salt and 2 T of olive oil, ghee or vegan butter and mix. If necessary, add in a tablespoon or two of chicken broth.
  7. Spray pie pan with cooking spray and fill first with the meat mixture, then with the potato/cauliflower mix. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!

For the Instant Pot

  1. Set Instant Pot to saute and spray well with cooking spray. Add in ground turkey and brown until cooked through. Add in veggies and mix together well, cooking an additional two minutes.
  2. Remove meat and veggies from Instant Pot and transfer to a heat safe dish that fits into your IP. Stir in 1/3 cup of broth, tomato paste, and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp of salt. Cover with foil.
  3. Add cauliflower, potatoes, and 1 cup of broth to the bottom of your Instant Pot. Place trivet on top of potato and cauliflower mixture and place the dish with the turkey on top of the trivet. Cover and lock Instant Pot.
  4. Cook for 7 minutes on manual/pressure cook. Quick release and carefully remove the pot using the handles of the trivet or the foil sling.
  5. Drain the potato mixture, reserving the cooking broth. Mash right in the Instant Pot, or transfer to a Food Processor to blend. Add in 1/2 tsp of salt and 2 T of olive oil, ghee or vegan butter and mix. If necessary, add in a tablespoon or two of cooking broth.
  6. Top turkey mixture with potatoes and broil for a few minutes to brown the top, if desired. **If your dish isn’t broil safe, bake at 350 instead.


4 servings

21 Day Fix: 1 YELLOW, 1 GREEN, 1 RED and 1 1/2 tsp per serving

WW Freestyle: 4 points per serving

Keywords: oven, poultry, comfort food, shepherd's pie, casserole, potatoes, vegetables, main dish, dinner, gluten-free, grain-free, turkey, high protein