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Squash-tastic Shepherd's Pie

PER SERVING (1/4th of pie): 283 calories, 9g fat, 650mg sodium, 25.5g carbs, 4g fiber, 5.5g sugars, 25g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7*

15 minutes

55 minutes

  • 3 1/2 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 lb. raw lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 tsp. chopped garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. salt, divided
  • Dash each garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper
  • 3/4 cup fat-free gravy
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place squash in a large microwave-safe dish with 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook the squash in the microwave for 12 - 14 minutes, until the squash is soft. Set aside.

Meanwhile, bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat on the stove. Add onion and, stirring occasionally, cook until slightly browned, 2 - 3 minutes.

Raise heat to medium high. Add turkey, chopped garlic, 1/4 tsp. of salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper to the skillet. Cook and crumble until the turkey is fully cooked, about 12 minutes.

Drain any excess liquid from the skillet, and transfer the mixture to a casserole dish sprayed with nonstick spray. Evenly top with gravy, followed by frozen mixed veggies. Set aside.

Drain the excess water from squash and mash well. Add butter and remaining 1/4 tsp. of salt and mix thoroughly. Evenly layer the squash mixture over the mixed veggies.

Bake in the oven until the topping is slightly crispy, 20 - 25 minutes. Enjoy!


  1. * A version of this recipe can be found in the "Fun with..." chapter of Hungry Girl: Recipes and Survival Strategies for Guilt-Free Eating in the Real World!

  2. Hungry for More? CUTE-FOOD ALERT: Check out these Petite Wonton-Bottomed Shepherd's Pies!!!


*The PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe, or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark and SmartPoints® trademark.