Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Crust

Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Crust

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You’ve probably always made Shepherds pie with potatoes and meat, how about switching it a bit and replace the potatoes with cauliflower instead. This automatically cuts away the carbs (potatoes) and adds a serving of cauliflower. For a much healthier option replace the ground lamb with ground chicken. Each portion provides ½ a serving of meats, and 1 serving of veggies food group.  The recipe has a significant amount of vitamins A, C, B6, B12, Riboflavin, and Niacin.  Check it out and let us know in the comments below on how you like this!



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2 Tbsp          Non- hydrogenated Margarine

2 Tbsp.         Extra virgin olive oil

½ head         Cauliflower

1 pound       Minced Lamb or Beef, very lean

1 cup             Vegetable broth, low sodium

3 Tbsp          Whole wheat flour

1                      Onion, diced

2                      Carrots, diced

1 cup            Peas

1 Tbsp         Parsley, chopped

½ tsp            Salt

½ tsp            Black pepper


Servings: 10



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Boil the cauliflower florets until they become tender. Once tendered, add the florets, and margarine into a blender. Blend until a smooth paste is formed. Add salt and pepper for flavoring.
  3. Heat the broth
  4. Sauté onions and carrots using olive oil. Add the ground lamb, while stirring and breaking the meat into smaller pieces.
  5. While stirring add the wheat flour, and hot broth, and continue to cook until a thick gravy forms
  6. Add peas, salt, and pepper
  7. Transfer the mixture into a casserole dish
  8. Spread the cauliflower paste over the meat.
  9. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Use the parsley as garnishing.   


This Recipe is Adapted and Modified from the recipe at Holistic Squid .