Looking for a low carb version of the ultimate comfort food, Shepherd’s Pie? My Low Carb Shepherd’s Pie with Mashed Cauliflower Recipe has only 70 carbs in the entire recipe, or about 12 carbs per serving!
The mashed cauliflower topping makes this recipe low carb and healthier than the traditional recipe made with mashed potatoes. Full of flavor, you won’t miss the added carbs, calories, and heaviness of mashed potatoes. This recipe is made quick and easy using the new Birds Eye “Veggie Made” Mashed Cauliflower.
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My family enjoys Shepherd’s Pie, especially as the weather starts to cool. My Low Carb Shepherd’s Pie with Mashed Cauliflower Recipe is prepared in about 30 minutes, making it perfect for busy week nights. I enjoy serving my family this home-made dinner that is nutrient-dense while low in carbohydrates.
As you can see, this recipe is easy to prepare with a ground beef, vegetables, Mashed Cauliflower , and simple sauce.
Start by sauteing the onion, garlic, celery, and carrots.
Next, brown the hamburger. You can use ground turkey or lamb if you prefer for an even leaner dinner. Stir in Worcestershire cause, tomato sauce, chicken broth, peas, salt, and pepper. This makes a delicious sauce. If you prefer, you could also add a bit of thyme, rosemary, or parsley too. I’ve even heard of people using taco seasoning to add a bit of a kick to the recipe. You can add shredded cheese at this point too if you prefer.
For this recipe, I use frozen peas. You could make it even quicker and easier by using Birds Eye frozen mixed vegetables for all the vegetables. Frozen vegetables are just as healthy as fresh vegetables and actually even better as they are picked at the peak of freshness and then flash frozen.
The biggest time-saver and carb reducer in my Low Carb Shepherd’s Pie with Mashed Cauliflower Recipe is the mashed cauliflower topping. I used the Mashed Cauliflower with Sour Cream & Chives, one of part of the new Birds Eye Veggie Made Superfood products. This new line replaces starch with real vegetables. It is an easy way to incorporate healthier vegetables into your diet. You can also choose from original and roasted garlic. They even have mashed sweet potatoes & carrots with brown sugar.
Instead of mashed potatoes, simply replace traditional Shepherd’s Pie with the mashed cauliflower. I use two boxes for this recipe because my family really likes a thick mashed topping. I’ve also made it with just one box and it was plenty to spread a nice layer on top.
A traditional Shepherd’s Pie uses 2 pounds of potatoes, adding an additional 160 carbohydrates to the dish. By using Birds Eye “Veggie Made” Mashed Cauliflower, you only add 50 carbs to the meal. Plus, using Birds Eye “Veggie Made” Mashed Cauliflower adds a full serving of vegetables with the antioxidant-rich superfood cauliflower. With no artificial ingredients, you can indulge in the delicious flavor of whipped potatoes with the health benefits of cauliflower.
The biggest test for this recipe was serving it to my children who love mashed potatoes. When they both asked for seconds, I revealed my secret. It was a hit! The texture and taste of the mashed cauliflower is just liked mashed potatoes. My kids didn’t even realize it was cauliflower.
Plus, since my kids are both Type 1 Diabetic (auto immune disease that has no cure), I can serve this low carb meal anytime, including when their blood sugar levels are high. One serving of this recipe is only 12 carbs! The entire meal is just 70! That is amazing! I will be serving more of Birds Eye’s Veggie Made products to incorporate more nutrition in my meals.
Check out the nutritious alternatives to your favorite side dishes with their entire line of Birds Eye’s new Veggie Made™ products:
Birds Eye Veggie Made™ Mashed: Original Cauliflower, Sour Cream & Chives Cauliflower, Roasted Garlic Cauliflower, and Sweet Potatoes & Carrots with Brown Sugar
Birds Eye Steamfresh Veggie Made™ Riced Cauliflower: Original, Roasted Garlic, Savory Herb, and Italian Cheese
Birds Eye Steamfresh Veggie Made™ Pasta: Original Zucchini Lentil Pasta, Spinach Lentil Pasta with Alfredo Sauce, Zucchini Lentil Pasta with Cheddar Sauce and Zucchini Lentil Pasta with Marinara Sauce
You can purchase Birds Eye Veggie Made products at retailers nationwide. I’ve found a great assortment at my local Giant Eagle and Acme Fresh Market.