Shepherd’s Pie Recipe With Cauliflower Topping

This recipe is actually a casserole that is prepared with a layer of cooked meat and vegetables prepare in savory gravy. Then at the top of the meat, you put mashed potatoes and you bake it in the oven at the end.

However, for this shepherd’s pie recipe you need to replace the mashed potatoes with mashed cauliflower because this is low carb option and the taste will remain delicious.

You will need around 20 minutes for the preparation, then 25 minutes for cooking it.

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So, this is a full meal because it includes vegetables, meat and mashed cauliflower. However, if you like something as an addition, you can prepare broccoli with garlic or just a regular salad.

How to prepare this Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

You will get 6 servings with this recipe

Here’s what you need for the recipe:

  • Ground Beef mixture
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small zucchini diced
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cauliflower Topping
  • 1 small cauliflower cut into florets
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • Salt and pepper

How to prepare it:

Take one big saucepan and heat the olive oil, then add the garlic and onion and cook them on medium heat until they get soft.

After this include the beef and cook it until it gets brown in color, while constantly mixing it.

Then add the tomatoes and zucchini and mix well.

After this lower the heat and leave it to simmer for a period of 10 minutes.

Then prepare the cauliflower topping.

Take one pan and put the cauliflower to boil for around 10 minutes. After that, drain them in order to get a creamy mash. You can add them in a food processor and include cream, butter, cheese and spices as well.

Make this mixture smooth and your shepherd’s pie recipe is ready.

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Put the meat at the bottom of the dish and then add the mashed cauliflower as a topping. Then put it in the oven for a period of 25 minutes on 350 until you see that the topping is getting browned. Enjoy!

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Shepherd's pie recipe