This Mashed Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie is the ultimate low carb comfort food! It uses ground beef and a few other simple ingredients and is topped with cheese and a creamy and delicious cauliflower mash.
If you are a meat and potato lover, Shepherd’s Pie has to be one of the very best casserole dishes. Traditionally, a Shepherd’s Pie consists of lamb, combined with other ingredients such as peas and carrots, and it’s topped with mashed potatoes.
A Shepherd’s Pie that uses beef, such as our recipe here, is actually called a Cottage Pie. But you’ll find that Shepherd’s Pie name is used quite often, even if it is made with beef.
Our recipe today is breaking all sorts of “rules” because not only do we call this ground beef recipe a Shepherd’s Pie, but it’s not topped with mashed potatoes.
This Shepherd’s Pie is topped with creamy and delicious mashed cauliflower instead. By using cauliflower instead of potatoes, you get all the comforting goodness of a Shepherd’s Pie, but in low carb casserole instead.
Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie Ingredients
The ingredients in this Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie recipe is
For the cauliflower mash topping, you’ll need cauliflower, butter, salt, pepper, and heavy cream. You’ll also want some shredded cheese for the top of Shepherd’s Pie. Traditional Shepherd’s Pie doesn’t have cheese on it, but we think it makes it extra delicious!
Get the full list of ingredients at the end of this post!
Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie Instructions
To make this Low Carb Shepherd’s Pie recipe, you’ll cook the meat up first and then add the beef stock, diced tomatoes, and carrots. You let that mixture simmer to thicken, but while that is happening, you get started on your mashed cauliflower topping.
Making the cauliflower mash is easy — just boil the cauliflower until soft, drain and allow all the steam to escape, because you don’t want your cauliflower to be watery. Then you add the butter, salt, pepper
After both the meat mixture and the mashed cauliflower are finished, you’ll place the meat mixture in the bottom of a large casserole dish. Then, top with the cauliflower mash and then sprinkle on the cheese before baking.
For the full instructions, visit the recipe at the end of this post.
Mashed Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie Recipe
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