Mashed Cauliflower Paleo Shepherd's Pie
This paleo casserole is a healthier alternative to traditional shepherd's pie.
This Mashed Cauliflower Paleo Shepherd's Pie recipe is a great alternative to other shepherd's pies. It has a unique topping of mashed cauliflower in place of the traditional mashed potatoes. This is a healthier option that still has the texture that you expect out of shepherd's pies.
The filling is a delicious blend of seasoned ground turkey, tomatoes and onions. This is one of the paleo recipes that definitely lives up to the taste of the original dish. For a comforting dinner recipe, try this new take on a classic meal!
Whether you want to commit to the paleo diet, or you just like the idea of eating healthier, this paleo casserole recipe is a great place to start!
Preparation Time25 min
Cooking Time1 hr
Cooking Vessel Size9 x 13-inch baking dish
- 2 (16-ounce) bags frozen cauliflower florets
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 3/4 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons dried chives
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cups diced carrots
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 (14-1/2-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
- 2 teaspoons garlic salt
- 3 pounds ground turkey
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 4 ounces tomato paste
This Test Kitchen recipe was inspired by Life Made Full's recipe for Paleo-Friendly Ground Beef Shepherd's Pie
Prepare the mashed cauliflower topping. Cook the cauliflower according to package directions. Drain and pour into a food processor. Puree the cauliflower until smooth.
In a small saucepan cook the garlic, coconut oil, coconut milk, salt and pepper for 1-2 minutes.
Add the coconut mixture and 1 tablespoon of chives to the pureed cauliflower and pulse for 10-15 seconds. After tasting add more salt and pepper if needed. Set aside.
In a large skillet heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and carrots and cook until soft about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
Add the tomatoes, garlic salt and cook for 2 more minutes.
Add the ground turkey, paprika, cumin and tomato paste. Cook until the ground turkey is cooked and browned.
Heat oven to 350. Lightly spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
Pour the turkey mixture into the baking dish. Spread the mashed cauliflower mixture over the turkey mixture. Sprinkle with remaining chives.
Bake at 350 degrees F until top is golden brown.
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