Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash

  • Preparation time:
  • 20 min
  • Total time:
  • 45 min
  • Makes:
  • 6 adult servings

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Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash
Take the classic comfort food for a new spin by swapping heavy potatoes with hearty vegetables in this Shepherd's Pie with Cauliflower Mash.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium cauliflower , cut into bite-sized pieces, about 9 cups
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter , divided
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 onion , finely chopped
  • 1 500-g pkg lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 156-mL can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup HP sauce
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables , such as peas and carrots

Directions

    • Preheat broiler to high.
    • Boil a large pot of water. Add cauliflower and cook, covered, until tender, 12 to 15 min. Drain well then transfer to a food processor. Whirl with milk, 2 tbsp butter and salt until smooth.
    • Melt remaining 1 tbsp butter in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until softened, 2 to 3 min. Crumble in beef. Cook, stirring occasionally, until meat is no longer pink, 4 min. Add beef broth, tomato paste and HP sauce. Season with fresh pepper. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer until saucy, 5 to 6 min. Stir in mixed frozen vegetables and cook until warmed through, 4 to 5 min.
    • Divide meat mixture into 6 individual ovenproof dishes, then top each with cauliflower mash. Set dishes on a baking sheet. 5. Broil in top third of oven until mash is warmed through, 2 to 3 min.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent January 2015 issue, this recipe has a triple-tested guarantee from the Chatelaine Kitchen powered by GE.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 327
  • Protein
  • 22 g
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21 g
  • Fat
  • 18 g
  • Fibre
  • 6 g
  • Sodium
  • 974 mg
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