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Turkey Shepherd's Pie with Cheese


Turkey Shepherd's Pie

I use homemade French breadcrumbs for this recipe for a total of 8 mg. of sodium. If you substitute other breadcrumbs, adjust the sodium content of this tasty recipe accordingly.

3 servings: 346 mg. sodium per serving

6 ounces leftover turkey breast, cut into small pieces (1/4 inch)
4 teaspoons unsalted butter
2-1/2 teaspoons flour
1/2 cup milk (1% fat)
2 teaspoons grated onion
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
2-1/2 ounces low sodium grated Swiss cheese
1/2 cup low sodium mashed potatoes (see below)
2 Tablespoons homemade French bread breadcrumbs
One small (7 x 7 inch) casserole dish

Prep. Instructions

1. Prepare mashed potatoes. (See below)

2. Place onion, pepper and salt into a bowl.

3. Have all other ingredients on hand.

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add the flour. Stir to combine well.

3. Add milk. Stir to combine. Add onion, pepper and salt. Stir to combine. Cook for several minutes until the sauce thickens, stirring constantly.

4. Add turkey pieces. Stir to combine.

5. Place turkey mixture into the small casserole dish; spread evenly over bottom of the dish.

6. Sprinkle the top with cheese. Using your fingers, gently spread the 1/2 cup mashed potatoes evenly over the cheese. Sprinkle bread crumbs evenly over the potatoes.

7. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes, until casserole is bubbly. Serve.

Low Sodium Mashed Potatoes
(3 (1/2 cup) servings)

(Note: The remaining two (1/2 cup each) servings of mashed potato can be individually frozen for use in future turkey shepherd pies.)

3/4 pound russet potatoes
14 cup milk (1% fat)
1 large clove garlic, crushed
1 Tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon lemon pepper with garlic and onion
1/16 teaspoon salt

1. Peel and slice potatoes. Place in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil; turn heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, until potatoes are tender. Drain off water in a colander; return potatoes to saucepan.

2. Mash potatoes in the saucepan until they are smooth. Add milk. Mash again until smooth.

3. Add crushed garlic, Parmesan cheese, peppers and salt. Mash again until well combined. Set aside. - Copyright © 2022 Judy Reynolds