Paleo Shepherd's Pie

Apr 5th 2021

This classic pie dinner will give you this filling and comfort from one dish. Filled with meat, vegetables and a pie crust, this dish will surely hit the spot. So if you're in a mood, grab the skillet and start making this delicious classic Shepherd's Pie.

This recipe is from Brit and don't forget to click on the ingredients to get them.


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 head cauliflower, stem removed and chopped into small pieces
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup white onion, diced
  • 1 cup carrot, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeds and membrane removed, diced
  • 2 cups asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Step 1

To make the cauliflower mash: Add 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil to a large pot over medium heat. When hot, add the cauliflower pieces and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until it begins to turn golden. Add the water, reduce the heat slightly, and cover. Cook for 7-9 minutes or until soft. Drain the cauliflower and reserve the cooking water.

Step 2

Add the cauliflower to a food processor. Add 2 tablespoons of the cooking water and pulse until smooth. Add another 2 tablespoons of the water as needed, and blend to the consistency you like. Set aside.


Step 3

To make the filling: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Add 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add the onion and carrot. Cook until soft. Add garlic, bell pepper, and asparagus to the skillet with the vegetables. Add about 1/4 cup of the remaining cauliflower water to the skillet with the vegetables and cook until they begin to soften.

Step 4

Meanwhile, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a second skillet over medium heat. When hot, add the ground beef and cook until browned. When the ground beef is cooked, use a slotted spoon to transfer it to the skillet with the vegetables. Add the cumin, coriander, salt, black and red pepper to the mixture. Stir to combine.

Step 5

To assemble: Transfer the mixture to a cast iron skillet. Transfer the mashed cauliflower over the top of the mixture and spread it out evenly. Sprinkle the paprika over the top.

Step 6

Bake for about 20 minutes. Serve immediately.