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  • prep time

    prep time

    10 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    30 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    40 min

Keto Shepherd's Pie

714 ratings

No matter the weather, a classic shepherd's pie can bring comfort to anyone eating it. By preparing a recipe of cauliflower mash in advance, you can make a big shepherd's pie that will satisfy a whole family! You don’t have to be on a diet to enjoy this meal, either. A savory meat and veggie filling is topped off with creamy mashed cauliflower and melty cheese.

- Jessica L.

  • Net Carbs

    3.4 g

  • Fiber

    1.3 g

  • Total Carbs

    4.7 g

  • Protein

    21.7 g

  • Fats

    16.9 g

259 cals

Keto Shepherd's Pie

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  • Yellow Onions

    Yellow Onions

    ⅓ cup, chopped

  • Carrots Raw

    Carrots Raw

    ½ cup, chopped

  • Butter


    1 tablespoon

  • Ground Sirloin

    Ground Sirloin

    1 pound

  • Salt


    ¼ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ½ tsp

  • Garlic


    1 clove

  • Worcestershire Sauce

    2 teaspoon

  • Low Carb Cauliflower Mash

    Low Carb Cauliflower Mash

    2 portions

  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese

    Shredded Cheddar Cheese

    ¼ cup, shredded

  • Parsley Raw

    Parsley Raw

    1 tbsp

Recipe Steps

steps 6

40 min

  • Step 1

    Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Chop the onion and carrots into small bite-sized pieces.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Melt the butter in a large skillet, and toss in the onion and carrot. Cover the skillet, and cook until the onions are transparent.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Add in the ground sirloin, salt, pepper, and garlic to the skillet. Cook through until the beef is browned and some liquid has risen. Make sure the beef is broken up.
  • Step 4

    Spray a shallow pie tin or some type of oven safe baking dish. Pour in the ground sirloin mix, including some of the juices. Drizzle the worcestershire sauce over the filling.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Top the filling off with the prepared cauliflower mash, and spread it out with a wooden spoon or spatula. Finally, top everything off with the shredded cheddar cheese.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Bake the shepherd’s pie for 25 minutes. Set it under a high broiler for 5 minutes to brown the edges and cheese. Serve hot with freshly chopped parsley!
    Step 6

Comments 27

  • FavorableArugula280597

    FavorableArugula280597 a month ago

    Easy n quick n turned out great!

    • SuperMacadamia753357

      SuperMacadamia753357 3 months ago

      First time making this only did small amount as wasn’t sure if I’d like it. But I will be making again. Just needs name change as shepherds pie is lamb!! Cottage is beef!!

      • NotBrave_JustMe

        NotBrave_JustMe 2 months ago

        True 🍀

    • SpectacularKale891404

      SpectacularKale891404 3 months ago

      This is a Cottage Pie. Shepherds pie is made with lamb (shepherd!).

      • NotBrave_JustMe

        NotBrave_JustMe 2 months ago

        True, but how did it taste? Was it worth the work, hassle? Was t tasty? Full belly? Giving facts for reverse are more helpful. 🍀

    • PropitiousRadish992454

      PropitiousRadish992454 5 months ago

      I made this last night. It was good but not much like my traditional shepherd’s pie recipe. My husband missed the bacon that I usually put in mine. It occurred to me that it tasted more like a cheeseburger casserole. When we eat leftovers we might serve on romaine boats with dill pickles and mustard. Overall I’m glad I made it and really glad I did a double recipe which made about 7 dinner sized servings. One head of cauliflower worked for the double recipe of cauliflower mash.

      • papoolie770a04

        papoolie770a04 5 months ago

        You can put bacon in it!

    • Gilly

      Gilly 5 months ago

      Loved this recipe, I have 2 portions for dinner and take single portions for lunch at work( microwaves really well ) the only thing I added was a beef stock cube. Very tasty and will become a regular for me 9/10👍 serve with a large Gin and Slimline Tonic ☺️

      • The real Gilly

        The real Gilly 5 months ago

        Very tasty. No gin with mine

    • LuckyLettie

      LuckyLettie 6 months ago

      Tried and loved this. Caulimash is revolutionary! I added chilli powder for some spice 😊

      • nocarbcaligirl

        nocarbcaligirl 6 months ago

        Add some stewed tomatoes ,they add moisture and taste like a more traditional pie

        • ExcellentRadish827604

          ExcellentRadish827604 6 months ago

          I love Shepherds Pie and when I saw this recipe I had to try it. It's really good! I feel like it could use a keto or low carb gravy with the meat but other than that I was really impressed with how tasty this was. My husband and I both loved it.

          • nocarbcaligirl

            nocarbcaligirl 6 months ago

            Add stewed tomatoes. It gives it more moisture, and it taste more like a more traditional shepherds pie.

        • Racer

          Racer 6 months ago

          This recipe is good and my husband loved it as well. Only callout is that the hamburger doesn’t seem to stay together and there is a lot of grease at the bottom which is probably why. I saw someone else added 3 tbsp of cream cheese to the meat so I will try that next time.

          • onatbas

            onatbas 6 months ago

            It is delicious but you’re kidding yourself if you claim this recipe feeds 6 people. This is good for 2 people at best. 3/5 for incorrect portions.

            • MarvellousKale233496

              MarvellousKale233496 7 months ago

              Yum! Modified slightly by adding some green beans and celery, along with a massels stock cube. Was delicious and will definitely make again. Portion size perfect for lunch or dinner.

              • FortuitousKetone623384

                FortuitousKetone623384 10 months ago

                Can I make in advance like4 hour before

                • Lanny877

                  Lanny877 7 months ago


              • SpectacularRadish708236

                SpectacularRadish708236 a year ago

                Size for 2 is extremely small. I had to forgo mine in order to let my husband have enough food. Made myself something else.

                • Ketomorphosis79

                  Ketomorphosis79 a year ago

                  This was delicious! I modified the base veggies to what I had on hand.

                  • UpbeatRadish395224

                    UpbeatRadish395224 a year ago

                    Yummy! My family loved this!

                    • IAMinme

                      IAMinme a year ago

                      Had this tonight and my husband agreed, it’s a keeper! What a delicious meal. Only thing I did differently was use mushrooms instead of carrots.

                      • GorgeousAvocado324896

                        GorgeousAvocado324896 10 months ago

                        Great addition

                      • 122IDreamOfYou

                        122IDreamOfYou a year ago

                        I do the same. It’s great with chicken too!

                    • SplendidCauliflower100152

                      SplendidCauliflower100152 a year ago

                      This recipe was good after a few adjustments. I choose not to add carrots, but added the following...half of a red, yellow & green bell pepper, garlic cloves, onions, celery salt, and garlic powder. Placed cauliflower mash on top and sprinkled with cheese. Delicious!

                      • Time2Go!

                        Time2Go! a year ago

                        Where did you find the cauliflower mash recipe? The one here was au gratin

                    • Keto_Jess

                      Keto_Jess a year ago

                      Good. I doubled up on the portion . Yum