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Helping of Southwestern Turkey Shepherd's Pie

Southwestern Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

A spicy spin on a simple, traditional comfort dish, Southwestern Turkey Shepherd's Pie, changes up the vegetables with southwestern flavors delivering a soul-warming casserole with turkey and cheesy mashed potatoes. This dish is a perfect way to use up extra holiday turkey and mashed potatoes too!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Shepherd's Pie recipe, Southwestern Turkey Shepherd's Pie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 286kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 2 teaspoons Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup Yellow Onion , chopped
  • 1 ½ cups Sweet Pepper (any color or a mix), chopped
  • 1 cup canned Black Beans , drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup Corn Kernels
  • 1 cup Green Chilies , diced (hot or mild)
  • 3 cups Turkey , chopped
  • ½ cup Mild Salsa
  • 4 cups prepared Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 cup grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and sauté until they begin to turn translucent. Add the sweet peppers and continue to sauté 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Add the black beans, corn, green chilies, turkey and salsa; stir to fully combine. Spoon into a 9 x 13 inch baking pan and spread evenly covering the bottom of the pan.
  • Spread the mashed potatoes over the turkey-vegetable layer to cover. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top.
  • Bake for 30 minutes until fully heated through. Can broil for the last few minutes to make the top crispy.


Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 460mg | Potassium: 655mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1125IU | Vitamin C: 64.9mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 1.5mg