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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Keto Shepherd's Pie
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.
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