Shepherd’s pie with a twist…try it with mashed cauliflower rather than mashed potatoes.
This time of year we crave comfort food. Shepherd’s Pie is one of my family’s favorites, and I love that it’s loaded with lots of veggies. Carrots, peas, mushrooms, onions and now cauliflower…yep, cauliflower! We swapped out the traditional mashed potato top for mashed cauliflower, and it’s delicious! I’ve partnered with Green Giant® on this post swapping in more veggies with their new Green Giant® Mashed Cauliflower with cheddar and bacon.
I’m loving the trend of using cauliflower as a low carb substitute in recipes. Everything from cauliflower based pizza crust to cauliflower rice, to a mashed potato swap, it seems to be such a versatile vegetable. Green Giant® Mashed Cauliflower is made with 1 full serving of cauliflower, so you can swap it in for regular mashed potatoes.
Rather than one big casserole dish, I love using smaller individual serving dishes for this recipe.
Not only does this mashed cauliflower cut down on the carbs, it also cuts down on the prep time, especially if you are peeling and cooking with real potatoes.
Shepherd's Pie with Mashed Cauliflower
- 1/2 stick of butter salted
- 1 cup onion chopped
- 2 carrots peeled and diced small
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons tomato paste
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 small package sliced mushrooms
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen sweet peas
- Green Giant® Mashed Cauliflower
Bake the Green Giant® Mashed Cauliflower, as directed.
For the filling, melt the butter in saute pan set over medium high heat. Once the butter starts to melt, add the onion and cook until translucent. Next add in the carrots and mushrooms and saute just until they begin to take on color, approximately 3 to 4 minutes. Add the ground beef, salt and pepper and cook until the beef is browned and cooked through. Add the tomato paste, chicken broth, Worcestershire and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer slowly 10 to 12 minutes or until the sauce is thickened slightly.
Add the peas to the beef mixture and spread evenly into serving dishes. Top each serving with the warm Green Giant® Mashed Cauliflower, and enjoy!
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*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Green Giant®.