For those of you who have been following along for awhile, you know my dad, grandfather and husband are all diabetic. My husband is brittle diabetic so whenever possible, I try to make food he can eat without needing to take a ton of insulin. Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie with ground turkey is a nice alternative to traditional Shepherd’s Pie which is loaded with carbs, which isn’t the best for diabetics.
I also used ground turkey which is a healthier alternative to ground beef. Don’t get me wrong, I love ground beef but sometimes a healthier alternative is good ;).
Recipe adapted from the Diabetes.Org Site
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Another fun idea when serving Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie is to create mini versions in oven safe crocks. The crocks shown in these pictures are from HomeGoods. Everyone always loves having their own crock at dinner time. It takes a little longer to prepare because you have to layer the Shepherd’s Pie in each crock but sometimes as a treat (and when I have extra time), I pull out the crocks! Here are a couple more of my favorite crocks in blue and petite stoneware in red (links are affiliates). Be sure to check out our food page for other family favorite recipes.