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Simple Shepherds Pie

Hello comfort food! We love our simple rendition on this classic dish.
Servings: 8 people
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time35 mins


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup peas (optional and frozen)
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 4 sprigs bay leaf
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper

For the cauliflower topping

  • 2 heads cauliflower, steamed
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • dash pepper
  • dash salt


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  • Wash and prepare ingredientsI
  • In a large skillet heat the oil, and add the carrots- cook until soft (about 5-7 minutes)
  • Next add the onion and cook until soft- about 7-10 minutes, add the frozen peas about mid way through this process
  • Once the carrots etc are cooked, add the bay leaf, the turkey and the rest of the salt/seasoning and cook until meat is cooked through (about 10 minutes)
  • While the meat is cooking, steam the cauliflower
  • Once the cauilflower is steamed, add to a food processer with the rest of the topping ingredients and blend until smooth
  • Once the turkey mixture is cooked remove from heat
  • Spray a 9 x 9 pyrex dish or other with olive oil spray or rub with olive oil
  • Add the turkey mixture in first, and then the cauliflower whip on top and spread evenly
  • Cook at 400 for 20 minutes, then broil for 7 minutes or so until browned
  • Remove from oven, serve and enjoy
Course: dinner, entree, lunch
Cuisine: dairy free, gluten free, health food, healthy, healthy recipes, nightshade free, nut free, whole 30
Keyword: comfort food, Gluten Free, healthy, paleo, recipe makeover, Whole 30