Butternut Squash & Turkey Shepherd's Pie

We had so much butternut squash leftover from Alec's birthday last month that I went searching for some recipe ideas on how to use up leftover butternut squash.  I knew I could make up a soup or even some butternut squash muffins but I wanted to try something new.

I saw a few recipes for Shepherd's pie and decided to make up my own recipe using low & zero point foods from Weight Watchers.  It might not be much to look at and I already know of two changes I'd make next time but we really enjoyed this 1 point Shepherd's pie recipe!

1 package 99% lean ground turkey
1 clove minced garlic
1 Tablespoon minced onion
1 package frozen vegetables (I only had a 1/2 bag of corn and 1/2 bag of sugar snap peas so that's  what I used but next time I'd use a pea& carrot mix or just corn as the sugar snap peas were mushy)
1 cup beef broth
1/4 cup 1/2 & 1/2
 2 Tablespoons flour
3-4 cups mashed butternut squash
Next time I would also add a dash of celery salt and a 1/4 tsp. rosemary to pump up the flavor a bit.

In a large skillet brown turkey with garlic, onion, & frozen vegetables over medium heat.  Stirring and breaking up ground turkey into bite sized pieces.

When the turkey is fully cooked add in the beef broth, 1/2 & 1/2, and flour.  Continue cooking until the you have a gravy-like consistency.

Pour into a casserole dish that has been sprayed with non- stick cooking spray.  I used an 11 x7  2-quart sized Pyrex dish.  Then I took my butternut squash and place small scoops of it all over the meat mixture.  Finally I spread it out evenly.

I popped the pan in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes or until the gravy is bubbling up.   Then served it up nice and hot.  This pan made 6 1-point servings on the WW Blue plan.

Linking Up With: Miz Helen's


  1. Mmmm, I would eat this all day long! Love squash of all sorts but have to kind of camouflage it for my PC.

    1. I am so lucky that my husband loves squash as much as I do (my kids on the other hand don't like it at all!). I usually have to make them something else.

  2. Ooh, that looks delicious! What a unique and tasty idea!

  3. This looks SO GOOD! I've made Shepherd's Pie with sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes before, and that was good. Now, I'm looking forward to giving this recipe a try next time we have an abundance of squash. Thank you!

  4. What a great Shepherds Pie, this looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, and come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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