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