Cheesy Creole Shepherds Pie
- For the potatoes:
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 stalk celery, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, diced
- 1/4 cup beef broth, low sodium
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon creole seasoning
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
- 1/2 tablespoon paprika
- 6 medium baking potatoes, peeled, diced
- 1/2 stick butter, melted
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 cup jack cheese, grated
- 1 cup sharp cheese, grated
- 1 green onion stalk, sliced
Preparation time 10mins
Adapted from creolecontessa.blogspot.com
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix seasoning blend together and set aside.
Peel potatoes and dice into about 1/4 inch chunks. Place in pot, cover with water and bring to boil. Cook for about 12 minutes, until potatoes are tender.
While potatoes boil start cooking meat.
Place about 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a pan over medium heat, Add bell pepper, onion, and celery, season with 1 tablespoon of seasoning blend.
Saute 5 minutes, add garlic and cook 1 minute more.
Add ground turkey, season with 2 tablespoons of seasoning blend. Reserve the remaining seasoning blend for the potatoes.
Cook turkey for about 10 minutes, add broth and cook 5 minutes more.
Mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water, add to ground turkey and cook a few minutes more to thicken sauce.
Drain potatoes, add remaining seasonings, melted butter, milk and mash until creamy. Add cream cheese and half of the cheese blend, mix well.
To assemble casserole, add meat to a 9 inch greased casserole dish. Top with potatoes, then top with remaining cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and top with green onions.