My husband and I make a fine family of nerds. Yes, we bought tickets to the opening night of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Monday (eeeeee!). And on the way home from work today, our conversation went something like this:
Me: I have to do a blog post when we get home.
Zach: What are you going to write about?
Me: Sweet potato shepherd’s pie!
Zach: Yum! SPSP!
Me: SP squared!
Him: Actually, it would be parentheses SP parentheses squared.
Can you tell we are both high school teachers?
And so, I present to you, Sweet Potato (and ground turkey) Shepherd’s Pie. AKA SPSP. AKA (SP)². You don’t have to be a nerd like us to enjoy this easy to make, delicious, comforting, simple, and healthy casserole!
Every time I crave warm comfort food, I always make the same thing: shepherd’s pie. Oh goodness, it’s good. Good in that really, simple way that comfort food is known for.
A while ago, when Bowl of Delicious was still very young, I posted about Simple Shepherd’s Pie. This is a lighter, healthier take on the same recipe with sweet potatoes instead of white (which have more nutrients and fewer carbs) and ground turkey instead of ground beef (which is a leaner meat). Plus, some fresh thyme thrown in the mix to add deeper flavor.
It’s simple, delicious, healthy, and oh so comforting. And the best part? It’s a make-ahead meal, meaning you can assemble it on the weekend and pop it in the oven for 30 minutes when you are ready to eat. Or better yet: make two on the weekend, freeze one, and cook the other that week! You’ll just have to defrost the frozen one in the fridge overnight before cooking it at a later date….