Delicious Keto Shepherds Pie

Keto Shepherd’s Pie

Keto Shepards Pie

HELLO CJSKETOKITCHEN FAM!  This week we take a classic comfort food dish and make it Keto/Low Carb here is a Keto Shepherd’s Pie recipe.  Shepherd’s pie is a very traditional dish with a long history “Shepherd’s Pie’ generally refers to lamb and “Cottage Pie” is generally made with beef so technically I guess we’ve made a Cottage Pie.  The inspiration for this dish came when we saw a hub cap sized high carb version of a Shepherd’s Pie at Costco, this thing was huge.  If you’ve ever purchased a Costco Pumpkin Pie these were about the same size.  CJ actually made a version of this dish last year in a video (yes, CJ actually does cook from time to time)!

This dish is generally topped with a layer of mashed potatoes and of course potatoes are not keto friendly.  Our version is topped with faux-tatoes (cauliflower) mashed.  In the video we show you how to make mashed faux-tatoes which is a recipe that is good to have in your keto food arsenal of dishes.  We hope you enjoy this dish.

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Delicious Keto Shepherds Pie
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Keto Shepherd's Pie

A delicious Keto version of a comfort food classic Keto Shepherds Pie - Cottage Pie
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Irish, United Kingdom
Keyword keto recipes, low carb recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 427kcal


Shepherd's Pie Filling

Faux Potato Topping

  • 16 Oz Cauliflower (cooked) frozen or fresh equivalent
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 Oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 tsp Garlic Puree
  • 2 Tbsp Half and Half used for thinning
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese (shredded) Or cheese of choice


  • Brown and draining 2 pounds of ground beef and set aside.
  • Crumble 3 slices of cooked bacon (or use 1/2 cup of Bacon Crumbles)
  • In a 9 X 13 inch baking dish, or equivalent sized pie pan, place cooked beef.
  • Preheat oven to 375 Degrees
  • In a medium sauce pan melt butter on medium heat.
  • When butter is melted add heavy cream.  Whisk to combine.  Bring to a simmer on medium low...when small bubbles form lower temp to low.
  • add your tomato paste, reduced sugar ketchup and cheese to your butter and heavy cream sauce, whisking until well combined and smooth.
  • Pour tomato cheese sauce over beef and stir well.
  • Add your french style green beans  in an even layer.
  • Top the green bean layer with your bacon crumbles.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top.

Faux Potato Topping

  • Placed cooked cauliflower in a blender or food processor. Add your 2 half and half and blend until you get a "potato" texture.  Add in your 1 cup of shredded cheese and blend until smooth.
  • Pour your faux potato over your other layers and spread evenly on your pie.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes (checking often)
  • For a golden brown crust broil for 1 to 2 minutes if desired.
  • Allow to cool for 20 minutes before serving.
  • Enjoy!


Serving Size = 100 grams or 4 Oz
4 Net Carbs Per Servings.


Serving: 5oz | Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 452mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 870IU | Vitamin C: 22.9mg | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 2.2mg



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One comment

  1. Hi Betty, we don’t have a spaghetti recipe per say, however we do eat spaghetti made with zucchini zoodles often. We generally use the “Hunts’ Garlic spaghetti sauce because it’s one of the lowest carb one’s out there and the price is awesome at about .98. We recommend that people buy a sprializer for vegetables, they are very inexpensive and a handy kitchen tool to have. We have a link to the hand held sprializer we use towards the bottom of the Shepard’s pie video under “handy kitchen tools.” Hope that helps.

    CJ and Sarah.

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