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Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie is Whole 30! Mashed sweet potato on top of a delicious ground beef mixture is whole 30 compliant.



Total time

110 minutes






  • 4 sweet potatoes (small)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • pinch crushed red pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 carrots (small, peeled and diced)
  • 4 ounces baby Bella Mushrooms (diced)
  • 1 pound ground beef (grass fed)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon italian parsley (minced)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add the sweet potatoes to a baking sheet and cook for about 1 hour, until a knife cuts into them very easily. Set aside to cool until they can be handled. Scoop out the sweet potato into a medium bowl. Add the salt, olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder and red pepper flakes. Mash it together until smooth. Give it a taste and add more salt if you like. I added a few pinches more. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, set over medium heat, add the oil. When warm, add the onion, garlic, carrots and mushrooms. Cook until mostly softened, about 5 minutes. Add the ground beef and break up using a spoon. Add the salt, crushed red pepper, dried oregano and cumin. Mix and cook until the beef has mostly cooked, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the tomato paste and water and mix once more. Cook for an additional 5 minutes. Give it a taste and adjust the salt or any seasoning to your liking.
  3. To a 2-quart baking dish, add the ground beef mixture. Smooth it out into an even layer. Add the sweet potato mixture to the top and smooth out the top. If you’d like to (it’s completely optional), you can drag a fork across the top of the sweet potato to create that traditional shepherd’s pie look.
  4. Transfer to the oven to bake for about 30 to 40 minutes, until bubbling and the top starts to get a bit crispy. Garnish with parsley and serve.
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