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We’re excited to introduce you to one of our fellow low carb bloggers, Tiffany of That’s Low Carb?!. She’s bringing us an awesome, Low Carb Shepherd’s Pie using some wholesome, delicious ingredients. This pie/casserole combo may be low in carbs but it’s full of flavor. You and your family are bound to love it. Enjoy!

Comfort Food!

Shepherd’s Pie originated in the UK as a means of using up leftover meats. Traditionally, Shepherd’s Pie is made with ground lamb and Cottage Pie is made with ground beef.

I’m not a fan of either, so I opted for ground turkey. But the meats in this dish are truly interchangeable. If you have a preference one way or the other, any of those meats will work with this recipe.

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Shepherd’s Pie is a hearty, filling and comforting food on a cold fall or winter evening. Even though this low carb version is made with riced cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes, it’s still incredibly satisfying. You don’t need a ton of this to feel full. It will pair nicely with a salad or some cooked greens and travels well as a “leftovers-lunch” the next day.

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The trick with the topping is to make sure that the cauliflower has no water in it. I purchase mine frozen and then simply microwave without any water. But if you purchase it raw or rice it yourself at home in your food processor, you will most likely end up cooking it in water.

If you go this route, you’ll want to drain the water off and then transfer the cauliflower to a piece of cheese cloth folded over a few times for a “finer mesh”. Wring out as much of the water as you can. This finished dish will have a bit of liquid in the bottom anyway, so you don’t want to add more by leaving water in your cauliflower.

This freezes well and will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months or in the fridge for up to 3 days (before baking). After baking, it will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.

This is a wonderful dish to make ahead of time. Prep it on the weekend and bake it on a busy weeknight!

Low Carb Shepherd's Pie
Low Carb Shepherd's Pie
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Macros per serving:
• 469 Calories
• 39g of Fat
• 23g of Protein
• 6g of Net Carbs
Serves
6 people
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Serves
6 people
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Low Carb Shepherd's Pie
Low Carb Shepherd's Pie
Votes: 705
Rating: 4.9
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Macros per serving:
• 469 Calories
• 39g of Fat
• 23g of Protein
• 6g of Net Carbs
Serves
6 people
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Serves
6 people
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings: people
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey, lamb or beef
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup celery (chopped)
  • 1 cup tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 12 oz. packages riced cauliflower (cooked and well drained)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
Instructions
  1. Warm the oil in a large skillet.
  2. To the warm pan, add the ground meat, onions, garlic, and celery. Sauté until the meat is fully browned.
  3. Turn off the heat and quickly stir in the tomatoes. Transfer mixture to a casserole dish approximately 10x7 inches.
  4. In a food processor, blend together the cauliflower, cream, cheeses and thyme until you have a mixture that more closely resembles mashed potatoes than riced cauliflower.
  5. Spread the cauliflower over the meat in the casserole dish.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 35-40 minutes.
  7. Cool slightly, cut and serve.
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Tiffany - That's Low Carb?!Author Bio

Tiffany McCauley blogs about low carb cooking and recipes at ThatsLowCarb.com. She focuses on easy-to-make recipes that use real food ingredients. She lives in beautiful Sonoma County with her son, 2 dogs and 1 grumpy cat. You can find her on Facebook and Pinterest as well.

 

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