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Shepherd’s Pie in a Jar!

Looking for an easy grab-and-go lunch that isn’t a salad? Try shepherd’s pie in a jar! 
You can feel good about this nutritiously complete made with ground turkey and plenty of veggies.
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword ground turkey, lunch in a jar, Shepherds Pie, Veggies
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 434kcal


  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 3 medium carrot
  • 3 clove garlic
  • 2 1/2 cup, pieces or slices mushrooms, white
  • 1 tablespoon oil, vegetable
  • 1 pound turkey, ground
  • 2 tablespoon flour, all-purpose
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, dried
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary, dried
  • 1 cup green peas, frozen
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste, canned
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Mashed Potatoes

  • 3 medium Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Chop potatoes into inch-sized pieces and boil them for 15-20 minutes, until easily pierced with a fork. Drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, dice onion into small pieces, grate carrots, mince garlic, and slice mushrooms.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add a tablespoon of oil. Saute onion for 2-3 minutes, then add carrots and garlic and saute 1-2 minutes more. Now add mushroom and ground turkey, mixing and breaking up turkey into small pieces until fully browned.
  • Add flour and spices to the turkey mixture, mix well. Now add peas, tomato paste, beef broth, and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes, until slightly thickened.
  • Now, return to the potatoes. Add 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup sour cream, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Mash or mix until creamy.
  • Fill four pint-sized jars equally with meat and veggie mixture. Top each with 1/2 cup of mashed potatoes. Garnish with cheese or fresh herbs, if desired.


Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 524mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 9g