Keto Shepherds Pie Recipe with Cauliflower & Cheese Top

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A delicious all-in-one Keto Shepherds Pie is inspired by the cooler weather but you can make it anytime its a comforting low-carb dish loaded with lamb, vegetables, and cheese.

Keto Shepherd's Pie with Cheesy Cauliflower Topping
Keto Shepherd’s Pie Recipe with Cheesy Cauliflower Topping

Shepherds Pie has been around since 1854, and in Britain, traditionally contained lamb or mutton.

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Whereas the Cottage Pie is based on beef and was introduced to the poorer communities in 1791, along with those high carb potatoes.

This keto shepherd’s pie makes 8 serves.

We love the flavor of lamb. For more lamb recipes check out our Lamb Stew.

Keto Shepherds Pie Ingredients

      • 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
      • 1 medium Onion, diced
      • 2 cloves of Garlic, finely chopped
      • 1 tablespoon of thyme, fresh
      • 1 teaspoon of Salt
      • 2 pounds of Ground Lamb
      • 3 large Roma Tomatoes, diced
      • 8 fluid ounces (1 cup) of Lamb Stock (or beef or chicken)
      • 7 ounces of Cup Mushrooms, halved and sliced
      • 1 medium zucchini, diced
      • Mash topping ingredients:
      • 28 ounces (1 head) of Cauliflower, cut into florets
      • 3 ounces of Butter
      • 3.5 ounces (1 cup) of Cheddar Cheese, shredded
      • 2 Egg Yolks
      • 1 teaspoon of Salt
      • ½ teaspoon Pepper
      • Cheese topping:
      • 2.5 ounces (2/3 cup) of Cheddar Cheese, shredded
    Hearty Keto Shepherds Pie
    Hearty Keto Shepherds Pie
  • How To Make Keto Shepherds Pie

    1. Place a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
    2. Add the oil, onion, garlic, thyme, and salt and saute until the onion is beginning to turn translucent.
    3. Break up the ground lamb and add to the saucepan. Brown the mince while breaking it into smaller pieces with a wooden spoon.
    4. When the mince is browned, add the diced tomatoes and stock. Simmer for 20 minutes.
    5. Add the mushrooms and simmer for another 15 minutes.
    6. Add the zucchini and simmer for 5 minutes before turning off the heat.
    7. Pour the mixture into your casserole dish and set aside to cool slightly.
    8. Preheat oven to 190C/375F.

    How to Make Keto Cottage Pie Mash Topping

    1. Boil a saucepan ⅔ filled with water.
    2. Add the cauliflower and cook for 10 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender.
    3. Drain the cauliflower well then return to the saucepan.
    4. Add the butter. Blend the cauliflower into a puree using a stick blender
    5. Add the cheese and blend until melted and mixed through.
    6. Add the egg yolks, salt, and pepper and blend well.
    7. Spoon the mash on the top of the Lamb Pie mixture and spread evenly.

    Cheese Topping

    1. Top the Cauliflower mash with cheddar cheese.
    2. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until the cheese is browned.
    3. Remove from the oven, serve, and enjoy.
    Low Carb Shepherd's Pie with Cheesy Cauliflower Topping
    Keto Shepherds Pie with Cauliflower

    Keto Shepherds Pie with Cauliflower Cheese Topping

    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!
    5 from 35 votes
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    Course: Dinner
    Cuisine: American, Australian, British
    Prep Time: 10 mins
    Cook Time: 1 hr 25 mins
    0 mins
    Total Time: 1 hr 35 mins
    Servings: 8 serves
    Calories: 568kcal
    Author: Gerri

    Ingredients

    Pie

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 medium Onion diced
    • 2 cloves garlic crushed
    • 1 tablespoon thyme fresh
    • 1 teaspoon Salt
    • 2 pounds Ground Lamb
    • 3 large tomatoes diced
    • 8 fluid ounces lamb stock or beef or chicken
    • 7 ounces cup mushrooms sliced
    • 1 medium zucchini diced

    Mash

    • 28 ounces Cauliflower cut into florets
    • 3 ounces Butter
    • 3.5 ounces Cheddar Cheese shredded
    • 2 Egg Yolks
    • 1 teaspoon Salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper

    Topping

    • 2.5 ounces Cheddar Cheese shredded

    Instructions

    Pie

    • Place a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
    • 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 your casserole dish and set aside to cool slightly.
    • Preheat oven to 190C/375F.

    Mash

    • 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.

    Topping

    • 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.

    Notes

    Nutrition

    Serving: 250g | Calories: 568kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 176mg | Sodium: 932mg | Potassium: 687mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 720IU | Vitamin C: 56.3mg | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 2.7mg

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

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6 thoughts on “Keto Shepherds Pie Recipe with Cauliflower & Cheese Top”

  1. 5 stars
    Long time to cook, but it worth it. Light and delicious. Cauliflower mash is perfect. Used Italian herbs, instead of thyme.

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