Shepherd's Pie is a pretty yummy recipe with a unique flavor. It's a good go-to if you feel you've had enough of creamy cheesy keto recipes - they can get heavy on your palette. This keto Shepherd's Pie actually seems somewhat light on your palette. Give it a try if you're looking for something different.
Below is the meat mixture once spooned into the casserole dish.
Here's the shepherd's pie right before going into the oven. You can see how the cauliflower was completely mashed and mixed with other ingredients, and spread into a nice layer on top of the meat mixture. Mmmm, it's looking pretty good!
Here's the finished keto shepherd's pie casserole. As you can see, the liquid boils/bubbles up through the cauliflower mash during cooking. This is completely fine and normal.
Finished slice of keto shepherd's pie. It holds together pretty well for being scooped out of a casserole dish. If you make it individually it will obviously look much like an original shepherd's pie.
A keto shepherd's pie to give you a rare flavor of comfort food goodness.
Cook 2 tbsp butter and diced onions in non-stick pan covered for 5 minutes.
Cut cherry tomatoes in half.
Add stew meat, garlic powder, rosemary, paprika, 1/2 tsp salt, cinnamon and tomatoes to pan and allow to cook covered for 10 minutes.
In the meantime, grind cauliflower into fine cauliflower rice and put in microwave safe bowl.
Add cream cheese, 2 tbsp butter, 1/2 tsp salt and shredded cheese to cauliflower rice.
Microwave cauliflower on high for 1 minute.
Mix together cauliflower/cheeses and microwave for another minute until the mixture mixes easily together, but shredded cheese is not gooey.
Mix in one whole egg and psyllium husk powder into cauliflower mixture.
Meat should now be cooked and tender with leftover juices in pan.
Pour meat mixture (including liquid) into the bottom of an 8x8 casserole pan (or similar size) with tall edges (not a brownie pan).
Spread cauliflower mixture on top of the meat.
Bake uncovered in oven at 375F for 25 minutes until liquid comes out edges of cauliflower and cauliflower begins to brown on top.
Remove from oven and let the pie rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g
Saturated Fat 15g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Total Carbohydrates 7g
Dietary Fiber 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.