Low Carb Shepherd's Pie with Cheesy Cauliflower Topping
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#1 Keto Shepherds Pie Recipe - Low Carb "Cheesy Cauliflower" Topping - Simply Delicious!

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!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Australian, British
Servings: 8 serves
Calories: 568kcal
Author: Gerri



  • 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


  • 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


  • 2.5 ounces Cheddar Cheese shredded



  • 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.


  • 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.




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: 14.4% | Vitamin C: 68.2% | Calcium: 21.4% | Iron: 15.2%