Homemade Shepards Pie Recipe
Shepherds pie with a cauliflower topping instead of the traditional potato topping to sneak in some extra vegetables.
Author: Wellness Mama
Recipe type: Main
2 (or more) pounds of ground beef, turkey or other meat
2-3 heads of cauliflower or 3-4 bags of frozen cauliflower
1 lb mushrooms
2-3 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon each of basil, garlic, salt, pepper, oregano and a little cayenne
3-4 Tablespoons of butter
4 ounces of cream cheese (optional)
Cheese to top (optional)
Brown meat in large skillet and season to taste when cooked. Set aside.
Saute diced onion in skillet until somewhat soft. Set aside with meat.
Pour mushrooms and garlic in the skillet to heat on low heat and in the meantime…
In large pot, boil several cups of water. Add cauliflower, cover, and cook until soft enough to mash.
Remove the pot from the heat, pour off the water, and add butter and cream cheese to the pot.
Add spices and mash. (I use a hand blender to make it really smooth).
Mixed veggies should be cooked by now.
Mix the meat, onions mixed veggies, raw egg and any additional seasonings and put in bottom of 9×13 baking dish.
Spread mashed cauliflower mixture over it until smooth.
Bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes.
Add cheese and bake 5 additional minutes (optional).
Serve warm (or reheat later).