This is a twist on the traditional shepherds pie.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 500g Sweet Potato
  • 400g lamb mince
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 2 small brown onions
  • 400g tinned tomatoes, chopped
  • 100g broccoli
  • 100g corn kernels
  • 100g carrot
  • pinch salt and pepper


  1. Dice onion, dice carrot, cut broccoli into florets, chop sweet potato & drain chopped tomatoes
  2. Add onion and garlic to a non-stick pan and cook for 3 minutes
  3. Add lamb mince to pan and cook until well-browned
  4. Add broccoli, carrot, corn, chopped tomatoes and pinch of salt and pepper to taste and cook for a further 5 minutes. Set Aside.
  5. Place chopped sweet potato into a saucepan of boiling water and cook until tender.
  6. Drain sweet potato and mash well.
  7. Add mince mixture to a baking dish and coat sweet potato on top
  8. Cook in oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes until bubbling
  9. Serve with salad.

Notes... can be made with beef mince.

  • LOVE this idea! Must try it! :)


  • what a different alternative to sheppards pie, sweet potato is always a great chaange


  • I have never thought to use sweet potato instead of normal potato, I will give it ago


  • A nice change to the traditional shepherds pie which was always a winner in our household, in fact my nan passed it down to my mum who passed it down to me & I passed it down to mine which my daughter loved. Looks like I will be making the next one with sweet spuds :)


  • we have shepherds pie once a week during the cooler months. ive never thought of replacing potato with sweet potato! great idea, this is a must for my recipe book.


  • I boil the sweet potato in beef stock and it gives it a beautiful rich flavour. Always a winner in my house.


  • This looks yummy and it is a great recipe to make for the family


  • Great recipe looks so yummy this is a favourite in our house.. I will try this one next time I make it.


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