Turkey Shepherd's Pie

Recipe for Turkey Shepherd's Pie
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Ingredients

1 pound ground turkey, cooked
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
1 can (10.5 ounces) cream of mushroom soup
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3 cups cooked and mashed potatoes

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a bowl, combine turkey, onions, vegetables, mushroom soup, and salt and pepper. Pour into a 9x9-inch baking dish. Top with mashed potatoes. Bake for 1 hour, or until top is golden brown. Let sit for 5 minutes, then serve. 

Yield: 

Makes 4 to 5 servings.

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This is a Cottage Pie.

Shepherds don't herd turkeys, only sheep. A shepherd's pie is made with lamb. Shepherds would cull a lamb on occasion, and when they had the rest of the ingredients available, to make a "Shepherd's Pie." Any other protein makes it a cottage pie.

Exactly!

I came on to say exactly the same thing. Instead of Shepherd's Pie always being the default name for this kind of dish in America, the default is Cottage Pie, unless it is made with minced lamb.