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Keto Cauliflower Shepherd's Pie

This affordable and filling recipe is great for any family on a budget, but still wanting to stick to the keto diet lifestyle.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: keto, shepherd's pie
Servings: 6
Calories: 379kcal


Ground Beef mixture

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small zucchini diced
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper

Cauliflower Mash

  • 1 small cauliflower cut into florets
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • Salt and pepper


Shepherd's Pie

  • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and garlic and sauté on medium heat until soft and translucent.
  • Add the ground beef and cook, stirring frequently, until it is browned and cooked through.
  • Add the zucchini and tomatoes and stir to combine.
  • Reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.

Cauliflower Mash

  • In a large pot, add cauliflower to boiling water.
  • Boil the cauliflower until soft, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Drain the cauliflower, allowing all steam to escape. Dry cauliflower will help make a creamier mash.
  • Transfer the drained cauliflower to a food processor. Add the butter, cream, shredded cheese, salt, and pepper. Process until smooth.
  • Place the ground beef mixture in the bottom of a large casserole dish. Top with the mashed cauliflower.
  • Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes and until the filling is bubbly and the topping is browned.


Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 554mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 30.2mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 2.3mg