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!




Ingredients:
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



Comments

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

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    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.

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

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  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!

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  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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