The Shepherd Found Another Pie

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 55 mins

A healthy take on a Shepherd's Pie with a beef crust and cauliflower instead of potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix uncooked beef, bread crumbs, salt and egg.
  2. Press mixture evenly around bottom and side of ungreased 9 inch pie plate or a 8 x 8 brownie pan.
  3. Melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat, whisk in flour.
  4. Cook 2 minutes then whisk in beef stock and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Thicken 6 to 7 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  7. Boil cauliflower until it becomes soft.
  8. Mash while mixing in the sour cream and egg yolk then fold in the cheddar cheese.
  9. Pour mixed vegetable into the pie pan on top of the meat crust, pour gravy over the vegetables and then add the mashed cauliflower.
  10. Sprinkle paprika lightly over the top.
  11. Bake until beef is cooked and the top is slightly browned, about 45 minutes.


Most Helpful

Wow, this is a great low-carb variation on shepherd's pie! I'm not even low-carbing--I just had some cauliflower I needed to use up, but I will definitely make this again. The mashed cauliflower topping is great. I didn't have any sour cream so I subbed in French onion dip, and that kicked it up a notch. The only caveat is that it really only makes about 4 servings if you're serving it as a one-dish complete meal.

DrLith March 06, 2012

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