This Keto Shepherd’s Pie Recipe (a.k.a keto cottage pie) is the ultimate in low carb comfort food. Ground beef and pork, cooked with carrots, peppers, onions, garlic, and peas in a savory tomato sauce, topped with a layer of sharp cheddar cheese and finished with a layer of creamy cauliflower puree and then baked to perfection. (low carb, keto, gluten free, sugar free, diabetic friendly)
Ingredients in Keto Shepherds Pie
How to Make Keto Shepherds Pie
Step by Step Instructions
STEP 1: Fill a large saucepot with 1 inch of water and place it over high heat. Steam the cauliflower, whole and uncovered, until fork tender, about 15 minutes.
STEP 2: Once the cauliflower is finished cooking, drain the water from the pot. Leave the cauliflower in the hot pot, cover and put back on the stove. Let sit for 5 minutes to help draw out any excess moisture. This is an important step. If you skip this step, you could end up with cauliflower soup.
STEP 3: Fork mash the cauliflower in the pan.
STEP 4: Add the garlic, butter, sour cream, Parmesan cheese, chives, mustard, onion flakes, salt and pepper. Mash until the cauliflower reaches a potato-like consistency and all the ingredients are well incorporated.
STEP 5: Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, heat the butter and olive oil. Add the onion and garlic. Cook until the onion is translucent, and the garlic is fragrant.
STEP 6: Add the ground beef and ground pork. Cook until the meats are browned and drain any excess grease. Add the tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, salt and pepper. Sauté for 5 minutes.
STEP 7: Add the carrots and bell pepper to the pan and sauté for 10 minutes. Then mix in the peas.
STEP 8: Transfer the meat mixture to a large casserole dish. Top with a layer of Cheddar cheese. Spoon the cauliflower mash into a large plastic zip top bag (or pastry bag). Snip off the corner and pipe a thick layer of the cauliflower mash on top of the cheese layer.Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the top is golden browned and crisped up in places.fe
Recipe Tips and Variations
Frequently Asked Questions
Shepherds pie is a casserole made with a layer of meat, vegetables and sauce, topped with whipped potatoes. Or in this case, cauliflower mash to keep it low carb.
Turning a traditional shepherds pie recipe into a keto friendly version is as simple as using cauliflower mash on top as opposed to mashed potatoes.
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