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Mashed Cauliflower Shepherds Pie Recipe

Mashed Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

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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.



3 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 pound ground beef
2 cloves garlic, minced
14 ounce can diced tomatoes
1/4 cup beef stock
3 small carrots, grated or finely chopped
1 small head cauliflower, cut into florets
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons heavy cream
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup shredded cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a casserole dish.

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and fry the onion until softened, but not browned. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Add the ground beef and cook until browned. Drain off any grease, if necessary. Stir in the beef stock, diced tomatoes, and carrots. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook uncovered for 10 minutes to allow the mixture to thicken.

Boil the cauliflower until soft, about 8-10 minutes. Drain and allow ALL the steam to escape so the mash won’t be too watery. Add the butter, cream, and salt and pepper. Using a stick blender or a food processor, puree until smooth.

Place the meat mixture in the bottom of the prepared casserole dish. Top completely with the cauliflower mash and then sprinkle on the cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and beginning to brown.


–Cauliflower head should weigh about 10 ounces. If yours weighs more or less, you may need to adjust the butter, cream, salt, and pepper.

  • Category: Casserole
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: British
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