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Keto Cheesy Cajun Shepherd’s Pie

A delicious home cooked keto comfort meal
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 479kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 1 carrot or 1/2 cup diced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 4 cloves garlic diced
  • 1/2 cup beef broth low sodium
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Mashed Cauliflower:

  • 1 bag frozen cauliflower or 1/2 large fresh
  • 3 cloves of garlic smashed left whole
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup parmesan grated
  • 1 cup Colby cheese grated
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 green onion stalk sliced for optional garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Mix seasoning blend together and set aside.
  • In a pot, place the frozen or fresh cauliflower florets along with the beef broth and garlic cloves. Cook about 12 minutes, until florets are very tender.
  • While cauliflower boils start cooking meat.
  • Place about 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a pan over medium heat, Add onion and carrot season with 1 tablespoon of seasoning blend. Sauté 3 minutes.
  • Add celery and bell pepper and cook 3 minute more. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute more.
  • Add ground beef, season with 1/2 tablespoon of seasoning blend. Reserve the remaining seasoning blend for the cauliflower.
  • Cook beef for about 10 minutes, add broth and cook 5 minutes more.
  • Add 1 teaspoon xanthan gum to ground beef and cook a few minutes more to thicken sauce.
  • Blend cauliflower; add remaining seasoning blend, butter, heavy cream, parmesan, cream cheese and blend until creamy.

Assemble Pie:

  • Add meat to a 9 inch greased casserole dish. Top with cauliflower, then top with remaining cheese.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and top with green onions.

Notes

Macros 1 Serving: Net Carbs 7g, Fat 34g, Protein 33g, Calories 479