Five Low-Carb Cauliflower Crusted Shepherd’s Pie Recipes

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Cauliflower Crust Shepherd's Pie Recipes by Spinach Tiger

I love shepherd’s pie, especially once the weather turns cold.

These low-carb cauliflower crust shepherd’s pie recipes are just as delicious as any shepherd’s pie or cottage pie with mashed potatoes. These are great for diabetics watching their glycemic count and for the paleo-keto life style.

If you make the cauliflower correctly (using no extra liquid), you’ll think they are potatoes.

In this version, I just added in butter and a drop of the water I boiled the cauliflower in. So simple. So easy. In the above version, I used left over bolognese sauce. You can take any ragu, stew, or meat filling and make a fantastic shepherd’s pie. Just save your leftovers like I did using the meat fillings below.

You want to make sure you brown the crust without burning it. You can brush it with butter or sprinkle freshly grated parmesan or use a cheese of your choice. In one version, I used cheddar.

The mistake I made in the past was putting my shepherd’s pie under the broiler. That can be a bit nerve racking. I’ve found that putting the shepherd’s pie in the oven and topping it off with a little butter and grated pecorino or parmigiano reggiano is a better way to go. No need to temp fate (burning) with a broiler.

Keep this recipe in mind once the holidays roll around. Make your favorite stew, and save the leftovers for a shepherd’s pie.

I used this cauliflower mash recipe. This was made with just olive oil, salt and pepper. You can also use butter. It looks just like fluffy mashed potatoes, the comfort food of all of our childhoods.

Mashed Cauliflower

 Use Leftovers Make Cauliflower Crust Shepherd’s Pie Recipes

Number 1: I made this cauliflower shepherd’s pie with this left over roast beef, topped off with cheddar cheese.

Shepherd's Pie Collage by Spinach Tiger

Number 2: Use this Bolognese Sauce which is pictured at the top.

Authentic Marcella Hazan Bolognese Recipe

Number 3: You could also use the veal bolognese from this recipe. 

Veal Bolognese by Spinach Tiger

Number 4: Use leftovers from this Italian Beef Stew made with turips. (Just cut it up finer).

Number 5 Here’s one of my absolutely favorite ground beef recipes. Ground beef with Peas and Onions. This is super easy, better than it looks and everyone who makes this loves it. I

f you want to keep it low carb, try green pepper instead of the peas. Add kale and pancetta for an Italian take.

Ground Beef Italian Style with Pancetta, Kale, Peas, by Angela Roberts

Number 6:   This is a bonus. If you want decadent, this is a more complex shepherd’s pie recipe of beef, veal and red wine. Just replace the potatoes with cauliflower.

Five Cauliflower Crust Shepherd's Pie Recipes (Beef & Veal Shepherd's Pie) by Angela Roberts

No matter what you choose to do when making Cauliflower Crust Shepherd’s Pie, make it easy for yourself.

Five Low Carb Cauliflower Crust Shepherd's Pie Recipes from Spinach Tiger

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