Healthy Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Savory Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

  • Author: purelyflourish
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


This Savory Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie is super simple to make and incredibly delicious for a weeknight meal or special occasion. It’s healthy, too!




  1. Prepare batch of Sweet Potato Mash (linked here), can be done the day before.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Heat the avocado oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. When the oil shimmers, add the onion, carrots, celery, and cook about 5 minutes or until the onions become translucent and the carrots start to soften. Add in the ground beef, and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for another 5 minutes, or until the beef is just browned, then add the garlic, tomato paste, coconut aminos, and thyme. Cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add in the arrowroot starch, and mix to combine. Stir in the green peas, and beef broth, then increase the heat to medium-high, and stir frequently. When the mixture has thickened, about 2-3 minutes, remove from the heat. Taste to adust seasoning.
  4. Dollop the sweet potato mash on top, then spread evenly.
  5. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until golden on top.
  6. Garnish with fresh herbs and enjoy!


  • Feel free to use regular mashed potatoes for this recipe, but if you like sweet potatoes, I really encourage you to try it — because it’s SO good!
  • Always try to opt for certified USDA organic ingredients to avoid toxic pesticides and additives.
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