Keto Shepherd's Pie

While there are many sweet diabetic-friendly pie recipes out there, this is surely a dish you cannot miss out on, so we just HAD to share it with ...

While there are many sweet diabetic-friendly pie recipes out there, this is surely a dish you cannot miss out on, so we just HAD to share it with you! The layers are the perfect texture combination and this will definitely become a staple in your household! 

Ingredients:

-1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets (about 6 cups)

-4 oz. cream cheese, softened

-1/4 c. heavy cream

-1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar, divided

-2 green onions, thinly sliced

-Kosher salt

-Freshly ground black pepper

-1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

-1 small yellow onion, chopped

-1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped

-3 cloves garlic, minced

-1 tbsp. tomato paste

-1 lb. ground beef

-1/2 c. low-sodium beef broth

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add cauliflower florets and cook until tender, 10 minutes. Drain well, pressing with paper towels or a clean dish towel to remove as much excess water as possible.
  2. Return cauliflower to pot and add cream cheese. Use a potato masher to mash cauliflower until smooth. Add heavy cream, 1 cup cheddar, and half of the green onions and stir to combine. Season well with salt and pepper. 
  3. In an oven-safe skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and carrots and cook until soft, 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more. Add tomato paste and stir to coat veggies. Add ground beef to skillet and using a wooden spoon to break up meat, cook until no longer pink, 6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add broth and simmer 2 minutes. 
  4. Top skillet with cauliflower mash, then top with remaining ½ cup of cheddar. Bake until top is golden and cheese is melty, 20 minutes. 
  5. Top with more green onions to serve.