Keto Cottage Pie Recipe – Cauliflower Top & Hearty Beef Filling

Keto Cottage Pie with Cauliflower
Keto Cottage Pie with Cauliflower

Our Keto Cottage Pie recipe is a comforting all-in-one dish, topped with buttery cauliflower mash. It is even better reheated for lunch the next day.

Cottage Pie is a classic British dish, having been around since 1791, around 60 years before Shepherd’s Pie.

Shepherds pie is lamb filled and cottage pie is beef filled.

The beef filling has often consisted of leftover roast meat, we’ve found that using ground beef yields a tasty and budget-friendly pie.

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This keto cottage pie makes 10 generous serves.

Keto Cottage Pie Recipe
Keto Cottage Pie Recipe

Ingredients for Making Keto Cottage Pie

  • 3 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon of Dried Oregano
  • 1 small Onion, diced
  • 3 sticks of Celery, diced
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt
  • 2 pounds of Ground Beef
  • 3 tablespoons of Tomato Paste
  • 1 cup of Beef Stock
  • ¼ cup of Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of Fresh Thyme Leaves
  • 10 ounces of Greens Beans, cut into 1in lengths
  • 1.6 pounds (1 large head) of Cauliflower, cut into evenly sized florets
  • 3 ounces of Butter
  • ½ teaspoon of Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of Pepper
  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • Pinch of Paprika
  • Pinch of Dried Oregano

How To Make Keto Cottage Pie

  1. Place a large saucepan over high heat.
  2. Add the olive oil, garlic, oregano, onion and celery and saute for 5 minutes, until the onion is starting to become translucent.
  3. Add the salt and ground beef, stirring continuously to break apart the meat while it browns.
  4. When the beef is browned add the tomato paste and stir well.
  5. Add the beef stock and red wine vinegar and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes until the liquid has reduced.
  6. Add the thyme and green beans and simmer for 5 minutes before removing from the heat.
  7. Spoon the beef mixture into your casserole dish and set aside.
  8. Preheat your oven to 175/350F.
  9. Fill a large saucepan two-thirds full of water and bring to the boil.
  10. Add the cauliflower and cook for 7-10 minutes until tender.
  11. Carefully pour the water and cauliflower into a colander and drain well.
  12. Return the drained cauliflower to the saucepan, along with the butter, salt and pepper.
  13. Using your stick blender, blend the cauliflower into a smooth mash.
  14. Add the egg yolks and blend well.
  15. Gently spoon the mashed cauliflower onto the beef mixture into your casserole dish.
  16. Sprinkle with paprika and oregano.
  17. Bake the pie in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until the mash is golden brown.
  18. Serve immediately or chill and store in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Low Carb Classic Keto Cottage Pie Recipe
Low Carb Classic Keto Cottage Pie Recipe

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Low Carb Classic Beef Cottage Pie (Gluten Free, Grain Free, Keto)
Keto Cottage Pie with Cauliflower

Keto Cottage Pie - Cauliflower Top & Hearty Beef Filling

Our Keto Cottage Pie is a comforting all-in-one dish, topped with buttery cauliflower mash. It is even better reheated for lunch the next day.
4.75 from 43 votes
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Australian, British
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 10 serves
Calories: 420kcal
Author: Gerri

Ingredients

Base

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 small Onion diced
  • 3 sticks celery diced
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup Beef Stock
  • 1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 10 ounces green beans cut into 1in lengths

Topping

  • 1.6 pounds Cauliflower cut into florets
  • 3 ounces Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • pinch Paprika
  • pinch dried oregano

Instructions

Base

  • Place a large saucepan over high heat.
  • Add the olive oil, garlic, oregano, onion and celery and saute for 5 minutes, until the onion is starting to become translucent.
  • Add the salt and ground beef, stirring continuously to break apart the meat while it browns.
  • When the beef is browned add the tomato paste and stir well.
  • Add the beef stock and red wine vinegar and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes until the liquid has reduced.
  • Add the thyme and green beans and simmer for 5 minutes before removing from the heat.
  • Spoon the beef mixture into your casserole dish and set aside.
    Low Carb Classic Beef Cottage Pie
  • Preheat your oven to 175C/350F.

Topping

  • Fill a large saucepan two-thirds full of water and bring to the boil.
  • Add the cauliflower and cook for 7-10 minutes until tender.
  • Carefully pour the water and cauliflower into a colander and drain well.
  • Return the drained cauliflower to the saucepan, along with the butter, salt and pepper.
  • Using your stick blender, blend the cauliflower into a smooth mash.
  • Add the egg yolks and blend well.
  • Gently spoon the mashed cauliflower onto the beef mixture in your casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle with paprika and oregano.
  • Bake the pie in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until the mash is golden brown.
  • Serve immediately or chill and store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 210g | Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 389mg | Potassium: 606mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 15% | Vitamin C: 69% | Calcium: 8% | Iron: 17%

To make a larger batch of this Keto Cottage Pie recipe adjust the servings above.

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6 thoughts on “Keto Cottage Pie Recipe – Cauliflower Top & Hearty Beef Filling”

  1. We LOVED it! I really wanted some comfort food for dinner and this was perfect. My husband (a mashed potato lover) found it surprising that he felt like he was eating potatoes 🙂

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