Low Carb Shepard’s Pie



For the mashed ‘potatoes’:
    • 1 large head cauliflower
    • 2 tsp salted butter
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
For the beef mixture:
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, minced
  • 1 can of peas and carrots
  • 1 and 1/2 pounds ground ground beef
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Fill a large stock pot with plenty of water. Add the chopped cauliflower and make sure the water covers them.
  2. Bring to a boil, covered, over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and continue boiling for about 10 minutes, until fork tender.
  3. Drain the cauliflower and return to the pot.
  4. Add butter. Mash with a potato masher or mixer until they are smooth.
  5. Stir in 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, seasoning salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. All seasonings are to taste. Cover and set aside.
  6. In a large skillet, add olive oil.
  7. Add the onion.  Saute for a couple of minutes.
  8. Add the ground beef and cook and crumble until no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  9. Drain the fat.
  10. Add peas and carrots.  In a small bowl, stir together beef broth and cornstarch.
  11. Add this mixture to the meat, as well as the Worcestershire sauce.
  12. Cook over high heat for about 5 minutes, or until the mixture boils and the sauce has thickened. Cook and reduce until it has reached a consistency you like.
  13. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  14. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  15. Pour the meat mixture into a deep 9×13 inch casserole dish.
  16. Top with the mashed ‘potatoes’ and spread evenly.
  17. Top with cheddar cheese.
  18. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes, or until bubbly. (You could do 375 if you are in a hurry. Check it at 20 minutes.)  Follow with a couple minutes under the broiler if you like it browned and gooey!

One comment

  1. Blogtastic Food · July 6, 2016

    Looks great (: Love the addition of the cauliflower.

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