Sausage and Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound sweet potatoes, peeled (cut into 2-inch chunks)
  • 1 ounce unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 8 Aidells Chicken and Apple Sausage links (cut into 1/2-inch slices1)
  • 1 cup frozen petit peas
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • hot sauce, to taste

Cooking Instructions

  1. Boil the potatoes in a large saucepan of salted water. Drain, return to the pan and stir over medium heat until excess moisture evaporates, about 5 minutes. Add the butter and syrup and mash until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°
  3. In a large sauté pan, heat the oil. Add the onions and garlic and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining ingredients.
  4. Transfer sausage mixture to a buttered deep pie dish. Spoon mashed sweet potatoes over the sausage mixture, using a spoon to smooth the top. Bake until heated through and potatoes begin to brown around edges, about 45 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.