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Simple Paleo Shepard’s Pie

Simple Paleo Shepard’s Pie

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My boys try everything, but they don’t always eat everything. When it comes to my Paleo Shepard’s pie recipe, I know plates will be empty before leaving the table. Making this dish one of my family’s favorite meals.


I’ve also made this dish with mashed sweet potatoes as a topping and mashed parsnips. All three renditions are delicious. I personally like the sweetness the sweet potatoes give the dish, but since my toddlers love cauliflower, I tend to stick to my original recipe.


Naturally free of grains, gluten, dairy, soy, sugar, legumes, and all things processed.





Simple Paleo Shepard's Pie

Course Dinner
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Author Angela @Paleo Mom of Two


Shepard's Pie Filling

  • 1 lb Grass-Fed Beef
  • 6 oz. Tomato Paste
  • 3 Carrots sliced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 Stalks Celery diced
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 1/2 TSP Ground mustard
  • 1/2 TSP Cumin
  • 1/4 TSP Salt
  • 1/4 TSP Pepper

Cauliflower Mash Topping

  • 1 Head Cauliflower
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Milk


How To Make Shepard's Pie

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and vegetables and cook until meat is brown.

  2. Add tomato paste and spices to the skillet. Stir until everything is evenly combined. Cover and turn heat down to low for five minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 350. Transfer your filling to a pie dish and top with cauliflower mash.

  4. Bake for 20 minutes. Optional: turn the broiler on for 3-5 minutes after for a brown and toasty top.

How To Make Cauliflower Mash Topping

  1. Wash and cut cauliflower into medium-sized florets.

  2. Place florets in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Bring water to a boil over medium-high heat and boil for 5-10 minutes.

  3. Strain cauliflower and place into your food processor. Add in 1/4 cup coconut milk, salt, and pepper to taste.

  4. Puree cauliflower until you get a smooth consistency. (about 30 seconds)

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