Best Keto Shepherd’s Pie

Best Keto Sheperd's Pie Recipe

Love traditional Shepherd’s pie?

It’s the best, most delicious comfort food, popular in the U.K. typically featuring ground meat with veggies and mashed potatoes on top. Luckily, for those following a Keto lifestyle, there’s a yummy and easy way to make a lower carb version using creamy mashed cauliflower!

I recently tried this recipe using ground beef and thought it was creative and delicious. 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!

Note: You can use ground lamb, ground beef, turkey or chicken! It’s that easy to adapt.

The best keto shepherd's pie we've tried starts with beef, onion, cauliflower, and heavy whipping cream.

For a shortcut on time that’s well worth it, I used two bags of frozen cauliflower rice. I first cooked them in the microwave and then whipped up my cheesy “mashed potatoes” to top the beef mixture.

Hip Tip: Want a convenient one-pan dish? Use a 12-inch cast iron pan to cook your meat and veggie mixture, top with mashed cauliflower, and bake in the oven as I did [below]!

My secret? It’s in the cream cheese!

The gums in the cream cheese thicken up the mashed cauliflower, which helps prevent the watery shepherd’s pie so many keto cooks, unfortunately, end up with.


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The Best Keto Shepherd's Pie
This delicious one-pan dish is an easy family-pleaser.
Votes: 6
Rating: 4.5
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25
Cook Time 30
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.5 pounds ground beef (you can use ground lamb, chicken, or turkey)
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 10 oz. bags of frozen riced cauliflower (cook and drain as to remove excess moisture)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25
Cook Time 30
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.5 pounds ground beef (you can use ground lamb, chicken, or turkey)
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 10 oz. bags of frozen riced cauliflower (cook and drain as to remove excess moisture)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Votes: 6
Rating: 4.5
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet on the stove and cook meat, onion, celery, and garlic. Stir in tomato paste, and season with salt & pepper to taste.
  3. If not using an oven-safe skillet, transfer meat mixture to a medium-sized casserole dish.
  4. Heat up cauliflower in microwave according to package instructions, and drain if any excess water.
  5. Place cauliflower in a food processor. Add in cheeses, cream, butter, and oregano. Process until mixture has a "mashed potato" consistency.
  6. Spread mixture on top of meat evenly.
  7. Place in 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes, until top is golden brown.
  8. Cut and serve warm.
Recipe Notes

Recipe heavily adapted from Tasteaholics.com


The cauliflower puffs up nicely and gets an amazing golden brown crust!

Mashed cauliflower paired with the flavorful ground meat filling is a deliciously satisfying meal that the family will LOVE! We enjoyed it and thought it was a great meal.


Nutrition Facts
The Best Keto Shepherd's Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 495 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40g 62%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 147mg 49%
Sodium 371mg 15%
Potassium 151mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 19%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 19%
Iron 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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