Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a delicious low-carb alternative to cottage pie. I got the idea for the mashed cauliflower off an atkins discussion board.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 180 Celcius.
  2. Fry the onions, green peppers and zucchini in olive oil, on medium heat, until soft.
  3. Add the ground beef and stir until red colour disappears.
  4. Add the worcester sauce, mixed herbs, nutmeg, salt and pepper and reduce heat to simmer.
  5. Place cauliflower in microwave dish and cook on high for 10 minutes, until very soft.
  6. Add sour cream and butter to cauliflower and use masher or food processor to mash.
  7. Place ground beef mixture in casserole dish and spread mashed cauliflower over the top.
  8. Scrape the top of the"mash" lightly with a fork to make ridges.
  9. Cook in oven for 20- 30 minutes, until"mash" starts to brown.


Most Helpful

I couldn't get the cauliflower to soften in the microwave (after 17 minutes, some pieces were turning brown while some were still hard) so next time I'll steam it. Also, I added cheddar cheese over the top and upped the worchester sauce for more flavor. Pretty good, and even better as a left-over the next day!

alliesunne June 15, 2010

I really enjoyed this dish. Fairly easy and lots of flavour. Since I'm also concerned with fat as well, I used extra lean ground turkey, and threw in some mushrooms. For the spices I used, oregano, basil, Thyme. I also threw some red pepper flakes in the meat, made it a little spicy. I opted out of the butter. Lastly, I melted a little low fat cheese on top. It was fantastic.

Cookingwithfire July 31, 2008

This was so good! Easy, filling & so healthy. I used lean ground turkey & frozen cauliflower-didn't use any nutmeg-I used oregano, minced onion & garlic, a little seasoning salt & black pepper. I also used fat free butter spread & sour cream-mixed some more onion & salt into the veggies! Tasted SO good with the zucchini! Thanks so much for sharing this.

LUVMY2BOYS October 29, 2007

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