Protein Packed Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie

Sarah Kesseli
Written By: Sarah Kesseli
February 19th, 2016
Updated: October 27th, 2021
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Protein Packed Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie
Nothing says comfort like Shepherd's Pie, and this savory recipe is a great way to get your dose of protein in without breaking your diet!
Prep Time
~10 minutes
Cook Time
~1 hour
Nutrition Facts
Number of Servings: 1
  • 428
  • 53
  • 36
  • 9
Notice: Eating the right diet for your goals may result in increased lean muscle and decreased bodyfat.


  • 2lbs lean ground beef*
  • 6oz no salt tomato paste
  • 1-12oz bag frozen veggies of choice
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2½ cups mashed sweet potatoes**
  • Paprika

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Add ground beef to a non stick skillet
  3. Cook over medium heat
  4. Once cooked, add in tomato paste, frozen veggies and seasonings as desired
  5. Place mixture into a 9x13in oven safe dish
  6. Spread mashed sweet potatoes over top
  7. Sprinkle with paprika, if desired
  8. Bake for ~35-40 minutes
  9. Serve immediately
  10. Notes

* Ground beef can be swapped for ground turkey breast, ground chicken breast or your favorite vegetarian/vegan protein source
** Frozen, all natural mashed sweet potatoes were used in this recipe. If buying frozen mashed potatoes, please check label as they could contain added salt and fat.


Serving Suggestions

Makes 4 Servings.

Nicolette Paterson
Posted on: Sun, 02/12/2023 - 06:59

You don't state how much garlic and onion powder to use

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Posted on: Fri, 02/24/2023 - 08:14

Hi, Nicolette. I am sorry that I don't have an answer, but if the author makes a suggestion, we will add it in. If you tried this on your own, feel free to share what you used and how well it worked.

Posted on: Fri, 02/19/2016 - 16:12

There's an error in the macros. If the entire thing is one serving, and it calls for 2lbs ground beef, you'd definitely have more than 53g protein.

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Posted on: Mon, 02/22/2016 - 09:46

The entire recipe makes 4 servings as stated at the bottom of the recipe, the listed macros are for 1 serving.