Individual Turkey Shepherd's Pies
Perfect for a dinner party, these individual turkey shepherd's pies are baked in their own ramekins to make impressive little personal dishes!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 carrot, finely diced
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 8 ounces ground turkey
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 teaspoons flour
- 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 pound red-skinned potatoes, cubed
- 1/2 cup warm 2-percent milk
- 1/3 cup grated sharp Cheddar
- 1 scallion, chopped
- Nonstick cooking spray
Adapted from foodnetwork.com
Preheat the oven to 425°F.
Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, carrots and onions and cook until tender and beginning to brown, 5 minutes. Add the turkey and thyme and continue to cook, breaking up with a spoon, until the turkey is cooked through and lightly browned. Stir in the ketchup and cook until lightly caramelized. Stir the broth and flour together in a small bowl until smooth and then pour into the skillet. Cook, until thickened, 2 minutes. Stir in the peas and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Remove from the heat and divide among four 8-ounce ramekins.
Meanwhile, place the potatoes in a medium pot and cover with cold salted water. Bring to a boil and continue to cook until tender when pierced with a knife. Drain the potatoes and return to the pot over low heat. Add the milk, cheese and scallions and mash until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
Transfer the filled ramekins to a rimmed baking sheet and evenly top with the mashed potatoes. Lightly mist with nonstick cooking spray and bake until the potatoes are lightly browned and the turkey filling is bubbly around the edges, 15 minutes.