Keto Shepherd's Pie with Cheesy Cauliflower Topping

Keto Shepherd’s Pie with Cheesy Cauliflower Topping

A delicious all-in-one Keto Shepherds Pie, inspired by the cooler weather. This comforting dish is loaded with lamb, vegetables, and cheese – is there anything better!

Shepherds 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.

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This Keto Shepherds 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.

This keto shepherds pie makes 8 serves.

We love the flavor of Lamb. For more lamb recipes check out our Winter Warming Lamb Stew and Lamb & Halloumi Burgers.

Keto Shepherds Pie

Keto Shepherds Pie

Ingredients for Making Keto Shepherds Pie

  • 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

  • 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

Topping

  • 2.5 ounces (2/3 cup) of Cheddar Cheese, shredded

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.

Mash

  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.

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
Low Carb Shepherd's Pie with Cheesy Cauliflower Topping
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Keto Shepherds Pie with Cheesy Cauliflower 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!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Australian, British
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 8 serves
Calories 568 kcal
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

Instructions

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.

Mash

  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.

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.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Keto Shepherds Pie with Cheesy Cauliflower Topping
Amount Per Serving (250 g)
Calories 568 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 47g 72%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 176mg 59%
Sodium 932mg 39%
Potassium 687mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 14.4%
Vitamin C 68.2%
Calcium 21.4%
Iron 15.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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

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