Tuesday, January 7, 2014

My Lower-Carb Shepherd's Pie

I found a recipe recently for Shepherd's Pie online, which looked fantastic.
However, the whole "low-carb" thing tends to put a wrench into some of the recipes I'd like to try.
That being said, I figured I would take the recipe and create some revisions.
Before long, I had written out something that barely recognized the original recipe.
Regardless, it sounded pretty good. And I love experimenting in the kitchen.
So I decided to give it a go.
First, I sauteed some mushrooms, onions, and peppers. Once they were about halfway done, I added some ground beef into the mix.

While that was cooking, I grated some cauliflower onto a plate (as a substitute for the potato crust that is usually found on Shepherd's Pie).

Once the beef had cooked thoroughly, I drained most of the liquid and placed the skillet back on the eye at a lower temperature. I then added half a package of cream cheese and one can of cream of mushroom soup. I mixed everything together and allowed the cream cheese to melt. I then poured the mixture into a small aluminum pan, sprinkling the shredded cauliflower on top. As a final touch, I sprinkled on some shredded cheese. Then, I cooked the pie at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
It came out looking like this.

Before eating, I added a little more cheese and a dash of paprika.

And boy, was it good (if I do say so myself).

I plan on eating this casserole for the next several meals.

Here's another one to add to the low-carb recipe collection!


  1. I've never even made shepards pit, but this looks like i need to give it a whirl!

  2. OMG that looks fabulous! MY butt is on a diet. Thank you!

  3. This sounds great. I love the cauliflower trick! Thanks for linking up at Delicious Dish Tuesday. We hope you come back and share more amazing recipes.

  4. I've never had Shepherds Pie, but this looks amazing! I, too, love that you used grated cauliflower... Sounds perfect!
    Thanks so much for linking up to Delicious Dish Tuesday! I've pinned this to our Delicious Dish Tuesday recipe board! :) We'd love for you to share more great recipes with us!