A delicious all-in-one Low Carb Shepherd’s Pie, inspired by the cooler weather. This comforting dish is loaded with lamb, vegetables and cheese – is there anything better!
Shepherd’s Pie has been around since 1854, and in Britain, traditionally contained lamb or mutton. Whereas the Cottage Pie is based on beef and was introduced to the poorer communities in 1791, along with those high carb potatoes.
The Shepherd’s Pie can be made in advance and chilled, then baked at the time it’s needed. For this, reduce the oven temperature to 160C/320F and bake for 30 minutes, then increase the temperature to 190C/375F to brown the top for 10-15 minutes.
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Ingredients for Making Your Low Carb Shepherd’s Pie:
Add the oil, onion, garlic, thyme and salt and saute until the onion is beginning to turn translucent.
Break up the ground lamb and add to the saucepan. Brown the mince while breaking it into smaller pieces with a wooden spoon.
When the mince is browned, add the diced tomatoes and stock. Simmer for 20 minutes.
Add the mushrooms and simmer for another 15 minutes.
Add the zucchini and simmer for 5 minutes before turning off the heat.
Pour the mixture into yourcasserole dish and set aside to cool slightly.
Preheat oven to 190C/375F.
Boil a saucepan ⅔ filled with water.
Add the cauliflower and cook for 10 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender.
Drain the cauliflower well then return to the saucepan.
Add the butter. Blend the cauliflower into a puree using a stick blender.
Add the cheese and blend until melted and mixed through.
Add the egg yolks, salt and pepper and blend well.
Spoon the mash on the top of the Lamb Pie mixture and spread evenly.
Top the Cauliflower mash with cheddar cheese.
Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until the cheese is browned.
Remove from the oven, serve and enjoy.
If you want to make a larger batch of Low Carb Shepherd’s Pie, simply adjust the serving amounts in our easy to use recipe card below. The measurements and ingredients will adjust themselves, and all you have to do is follow the method. Do you work in the metric measuring system? It’s easy to switch the units from US imperial to metric with the drop down menu on the recipe card below.
Low Carb Shepherd's Pie with Cheesy Cauliflower Topping