Faux Sheperds Pie

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 118.0
  • Total Fat: 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 36.3 mg
  • Sodium: 110.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 14.6 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    Sheperds Pie
    Carbohydrates Per Serving: 3 g.
    Preparation Time: 30 minutes
    Difficulty: Easy

    1 lb ground beef
    1/2 onion, chopped
    1 10 oz pkg frozen cauliflower
    2 oz cream cheese
    1/4 plus 2 tbsp heavy cream
    4 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
    salt and pepper to taste


In frying pan, cook ground beef and onion until meat is no longer pink, and onion is soft. Drain beef and distribute in bottom of pie dish (no need to grease pan). Drizzle 1/4 cup of cream over hamburger. Salt and pepper lightly, if desired.

While meat is cooking, cook cauliflower per package directions, but cook until very soft. Drain cauliflower. Add cream cheese and 2 tbsp heavy cream. Beat with mixer until very smooth (mashed potato texture). Add salt and pepper if desired.
Spread cauliflower mixture over ground beef. Sprinkle with cheddar
cheese. Bake in a 350 degree oven until cheese is melted and bubbly
(about 15 minutes).

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DEBBSMITH.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very easy to make and very yummy. For those saying to lower the fat, on a true low carb diet you NEED fat. As thats what your body is getting your energy from since you are taking in minimal carbs. - 4/5/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty indeed. Even my highly-skeptical bf couldn't tell it was fake mashed potato! I agree, 1/8 of the recipe is a pretty serving so next time, I'll cut out some of the cream and cheese to reduce the calories, and cut a bigger slice (1/6th) per person. Really yummy dish! - 3/29/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is great for low carb dieters, at who it's aimed, but since I make my Shepherd's Pie with just mashing the potatoes and putting on the top (no butter, cream or anything like that) for me, mine is actually a lower calorie, lower-fat version. This will be good for the rest of the family though - 9/5/07

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  • This was really good, great for me since I'm diabetic and the carbs are so low. - 8/10/14

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  • Fabulous!! I was skeptical about getting "creamy" cauliflower, but it was creamy and delicious!! Will definitely make this again, and can also just make the "mashed potatoes" as a side dish!! Great low carb dish! - 7/20/13

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  • Please note: If you check the full nutritional breakdown, there are no calories listed for the 1/4 cup of cream! So I just omitted that, also used FF cream cheese and FF half and half 2Tbsp. It was REALLY good - nobody noticed the cauliflower substitution! - 3/23/13

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  • I've made this recipe a few times now and my husband loves it. Although, I make a little change to it.Instead of beef, I use a combination of Morningstar Grillers (meat substitute) and lean ground turkey. So yummy! - 12/12/12

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  • This was excellent and a big hit with my entire family from age 5 to 65! - 1/2/11

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  • What a great idea! I've known about cauliflower "mashed potatoes" for a looooonnng time, but never thought about using them for Shepard's Pie! - 7/9/09

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  • I forgot to salt and pepper mine but it still tasted almost like the real thing. I added peas and corn to my pie and broiled dish to get a nice crust on the cheese. Serve with sour cream and you have a real winner - 7/7/09

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  • Excellent! Even my picky teenage daughter liked it and went for seconds! - 4/21/09

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  • DELICIOUS! I substituted with low fat cream cheese, but kept the cream. I did the calorie count and came out to a more. 1/8 of recipe is WAY too small as well. BUT DELICIOUS - 11/24/07

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  • I added some garlic when browning the meat and after draining the fat I put in some green peas. I used milk instead of cream and fat free cream cheese. It is yummy! My husband loves it. :) - 9/21/07

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