Mashed Cauliflower Shepherd's Pie
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Serves: 6 servings
Mashed Cauliflower:
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) chicken broth, divided
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon pepper, divided
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • ½ cup peas
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. For the cauliflower: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add in the cauliflower, reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for about 15 minutes until the cauliflower is tender. Strain the cauliflower and return it to the pot.
  3. Add in ½ cup chicken broth, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Mash the cauliflower with a potato masher and set aside.
  4. For the filling: Add the oil to a sauté pan over medium heat. Once heated, add the onion and carrots and sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt and pepper. Cook for about 4 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  5. Add in the ground beef and use a wooden spoon to break it up into chunks. Sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt and cook for 3-4 minutes until browned.
  6. Add in the Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, ½ cup chicken broth, peas, and thyme. Bring the mixture to a simmer and stir occasionally for 10 minutes. While simmering and stirring, add in the chicken broth about ½ cup at a time until each portion is absorbed.
  7. Once the mixture has thickened, give it a taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.
  8. Transfer the filling to a large casserole dish. Spread the mashed cauliflower over the top.
  9. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes until the edges of the mashed cauliflower are slightly browned and crispy. Let the pie rest for about 15 minutes before serving.
Serving size: 1 serving
Nutrition Information (per serving) from
Calories: 207 Fat: 6.7g Carb: 16.8g Fiber: 5.2g Protein: 20.7g Sugar 7.4g Sodium: 754mg
Recipe by Destination Delish at