Keto Beef Shepherd's Pie

This dish is a classic comfort food and will be a hit with almost everyone and should be on your weekly winter dinner menu.

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 45 mins

Total time: 50 mins

Difficulty: Easy

Serves: 2

  Nutritional info: (per serving)

  • Calories: 356 kcal
  • Total carbs: 10g
  • Fibre: 4g
  • Net carbs: 7g
  • Fat: 24g
  • Protein: 27g

01-August 2021, by Alice Sandwith

Keto beef shepherd's pie recipe that is rich and flavourful! What could be better? Ground beef, tender vegetables, and creamy cauliflower mash!

The dish Shepherd’s pie originated in sheep country in the UK and Ireland, so it is traditionally made with lamb. The only meat available in my fridge is beef and it needs to be used. (this is my excuse anyway) 😁

Aaaaand it freezes and keeps very well. So if you want to make enough for now and some for later, this recipe can be doubled. It is extremely simple to prepare and freeze.



Meat Filling

  • 200g mince beef (mince lamb or a mix of both can work as well)
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil (or olive oil spray)
  • 1 tablespoon onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 80g canned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 beef bouillon cube
  • 30g peas and carrots, (fresh or frozen)

Cauli Mash

  • 2 cups chopped cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 20g shredded cheese
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Set the steamer basket over the boiling water and cook until tender (about 8-10 minutes)
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat the olive oil and cook the onion and garlic until they are soft.
  3. Stir in the lamb until it's completely cooked and browned.
  4. Add the beef cube, tomatoes, carrots and peas.
  5. Reduce the heat to a low setting. Simmer until the liquid is reduced and the sauce thickens.
  6. Take out the cauliflower from the steamer and transfer it to a bowl. (Pat it with kitchen towel but be careful not to burn yourself).
  7. Add the butter, salt, pepper, and cream. Puree in a food processor (or with a stick blender) until smooth. Set aside.
  8. Back to the meat mixture, transfer it in a large casserole dish. Top with cauliflower mash and cheese.
  9. Bake at 180°C in a preheated oven until the cheese is browned. Enjoy!

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Tips & alternatives

You can cook it in an oven proof skillet or cast iron pan for an easier and faster cooking.

Also, you can use a food processor to make the mash if you don't have a stick blender.

Alice Sandwith

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