A piece of cauliflower shepherd's pie on a white plate with a sprig of rosemary

Low Carb Cauliflower Shepherd's Pie

Traditional shepherd's pie with lamb gets a low carb makeover using mashed cauliflower and cheddar cheese. True keto comfort food!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower shepherd's pie, keto shepherd's pie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 382 kcal



  • 2 lbs ground lamb
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary


  • 1 lb cauliflower florets
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 4 ounces grated cheddar cheese
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  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the lamb until cooked through, about 10 to 12 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove to a large casserole dish. 

  2. Add the onion, salt and pepper to the pan. Cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more.

  3. Whisk the coconut flour into the pan juices until well combined. Add the red wine and cook until reduced by about half. Stir in the chopped rosemary and then pour the mixture over the lamb. 


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Set a steaming basket into a large stockpot and add water to the bottom. Add the cauliflower and garlic cloves and steam until cauliflower is very tender, 6 to 8 minutes.

  3. Drain the cauliflower well and transfer to a blender or food processor, along with the garlic cloves. Add the sour cream, butter, salt and pepper and blend until smooth.

  4. Spread the cauliflower mixture over the filling in the casserole dish and sprinkle with the cheese. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until the filling is bubbling and the cheese is melted.

  5. Turn the broiler on high and broil 4 to 6 inches from heat for 2 to 4 minutes to brown the cheese. Remove and let sit a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Cauliflower Shepherd's Pie
Amount Per Serving (1 serving = 1/10th of recipe)
Calories 382 Calories from Fat 226
% Daily Value*
Fat 25.1g39%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1.8g7%
Protein 27.6g55%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.