Keto Shepherd’s Pie
Keto Shepherd’s Pie – A traditional savory classic from the English countryside, without the unnecessary carbs. One of my favorite, most delicious comfort food – keto-friendly shepherd’s pie, a meaty casserole topped with a low carb cauliflower mash that tastes like mashed potatoes.
Luckily, for those following a Keto lifestyle, there’s a yummy and easy way to make a lower-carb version.
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This shepherd’s pie is definitely EASY to prepare. Just cook the meat filling on the stove, whip up a cheesy cauliflower mash, and bake in the oven for a delicious family-friendly meal! This Keto shepherd’s pie or low carb cottage pie is hearty and perfect any day of the week.
I know that you and your whole family enjoy this recipe. It’s so delicious, even non-keto dieters will ask for seconds!
The creamy mashed cauliflower and cheese combo is irresistible… and you know it! So, if you are looking for a hearty and comforting dinner recipe, look no further.
No matter the weather, a classic shepherd’s pie can bring comfort to anyone eating it. You don’t have to be on a diet to enjoy this meal, either.
I believe that good food is the key to staying on plan, and I want to help you live your most delicious life. So, if you are looking for a hearty and comforting dinner recipe, look no further.
What goes with Shepherd’s Pie?
This dish is almost a full meal in itself. Meat, veggies, and mashed “fauxtatoes” come together to make a satisfying meal. If you are looking to make something to accompany it, I’d suggest a simple side salad.
More importantly, this shepherd’s pie is definitely EASY to prepare. Just cook the meat filling on the stove, whip up a cheesy cauliflower mash, and bake in the oven for a delicious family-friendly meal! This keto shepherd’s pie is a recipe you’ll make again and again.
This recipe is a great way to use up any ground meat that you have on hand. We’re using lamb but you could also do this with chicken, turkey, ground pork or beef. Just make sure that the cooked cauliflower is drained super well.
You want to remove as much water as possible in order to ensure a good mash. You’ll never believe how much the cauliflower mash tastes like mashed potatoes. You’ll be pleasantly surprised!
This dish reheats great, making it an excellent meal for a busy house or small family. I hope you love it as much as we do!
How to make the best cauliflower mash
Have you ever made cauliflower mash and have it turn out more like soup than mashed potatoes? Yuk. Follow these tricks to make it perfect every time:
- The most important is to make sure you do not over steam the cauliflower. This is crucial! If you over steam cauliflower is will be super wet when you go to mash it. You want to steam is until it is JUST fork tender. You will see a lot of recipes ask you to drain the cauliflower after it is steamed, but that is completely unnecessary if you just make sure to not over steam it.
- Buy it fresh! You can never tell how frozen cauliflower is going to turn out, it’s just better if you buy it fresh.
- Do you want to make this cauliflower mash by itself? Try adding some parmesan cheese to the mix for a yummy mashed cauliflower side dish!
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Keto Shepherd’s Pie Recipe:
Keto-friendly Shepherd’s Pie, a meaty casserole topped with a low carb cauliflower mash that tastes like mashed potatoes.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
- 1½ lbs cauliflower
- ½ cup crème fraîche or sour cream
- 1 egg
- 3 oz. butter, melted
- ½ leek, finely chopped
- 5 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
- salt and ground black pepper
- 1¾ lbs ground lamb (you can use ground lamb, chicken, turkey, or ground pork)
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp tamari soy sauce
- ½ tbsp Tabasco
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp butter or 2 tbsp of olive oil, for frying
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Clean and cut the cauliflower into smaller florets. You can also use frozen cauliflower. Cook in lightly salted water until soft. Drain thoroughly. Mash the cauliflower with a hand blender or food processor.
- Mix in crème fraîche or sour cream, egg, butter, leek and half of the cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
- Fry the ground meat in butter. Add the sauces and the spices.
- Spread the meat out in an oven-proof dish and cover with the cauliflower mash. Top with the rest of the cheese and maybe some extra butter.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until it gets a nice golden color.
- Serve with leafy greens or as is.
Tip: Feel free to make a bigger batch at once. You can divide them into smaller portions, freeze and just grab a portion when you don’t have enough time to cook or you want to have a ready-made delicious lunchbox for work.
Per serving: Net carbs: 10 g; Fiber: 4 g; Fat: 90 g; Protein: 48 g; kcal: 1053
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Recipe by Anne Aobadia, photo credit Sophie Håkansson