Easy & Healthy Shepherd's Pie

Easy & Healthy Shepherd’s Pie

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Looking for an easy and healthy Shepherd’s Pie recipe?

This delicious recipe is pure comfort food and sure to be a new family favorite!

The best part is that this recipe is versatile, with just a few easy tweaks it can be adjusted for different tastes or eating plans, including Paleo and Whole30. (With a few additional changes it could be AIP compliant too).

And if you’ve ever changed the way you eat, (like when you first start out on Paleo or Whole30) you know just how nice it is to have a few delicious comfort food recipes!


Related: Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl


So, if you’re ready for the perfect, healthy comfort food meal, let’s get started!


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What You Need:


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil
  • 3/4 cup of chopped onion (can be less or more depending on your preference)
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2-3/4 cup of chopped carrots
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1 1/2 cup bone broth
  • 3 cups mashed cauliflower 

Want to make your own homemade bone broth?
Here is an easy recipe!

What To Do:


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • Heat the oil in a skillet
  • Add veggies (except cauliflower) cook and stir for about 5 minutes
  • Add garlic and ground beef to the skillet. Cook until browned
  • Stir in tomato paste, coconut aminos, and broth.
  • Bring to a simmer, reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes
  • Pour meat mixture into a casserole dish and spread mashed cauliflower over the top
  • Bake for about 20 minutes  
  • For the last 5 minutes of baking time, spread butter (or ghee) on top and broil

Easy & Healthy Shepherds Pie Recipe Variations


As it is, this recipe is great if you’re following a paleo or Whole 30 diet. But here are a few variations just in case you want (or need) to change it up a little.


*Use any ground meat you choose. Lamb, venison, turkey, bison, or even chicken would work just fine.

*You could add green beans if you wanted to increase the number of veggies.

*Technically, it is acceptable to have potatoes on the Whole 30 diet, so if you’re following that you could substitute potatoes for the cauliflower topping. But if you’re following a strict paleo or AIP diet, potatoes aren’t allowed.

*Another really tasty substitution you could consider (which is paleo, Whole30, and AIP friendly) is to use sweet potatoes for the topping!

*Speaking of the AIP diet, you can make this AIP friendly by using a sweet potato topping (although the cauliflower works too), and skipping the tomato paste. Instead of tomato paste, you can use a no tomato ketchup like this one.

Printable Recipe


Easy & Healthy Shepherd's Pie

Easy & Healthy Shepherd's Pie

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

If you're looking for the perfect comfort food, this easy and healthy Shepherd's Pie is just what you need! This delicious recipe has options for Paleo, Whole30, and AIP too.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil
  • 3/4 cup of chopped onion (can be less or more depending on your preference)
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2-3/4 cup of chopped carrots
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1 1/2 cup bone broth
  • 3 cups mashed cauliflower

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees

Heat the oil in a skillet

Add veggies (except cauliflower) cook and stir for about 5 minutes

Add garlic and ground beef to the skillet. Cook until browned

Stir in tomato paste, coconut aminos, and broth.

Bring to a simmer, reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes

Pour meat mixture into a casserole dish and spread mashed cauliflower over the top

Bake for about 20 minutes  

For the last 5 minutes of baking time, spread butter (or ghee) on top and broil

Do you have a special secret to an easy and healthy Shepherd’s Pie? I’d love if you shared!

Feel free to leave a comment or send me a message 🙂

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I’m a Licensed Massage Therapist and have a degree in Human Services, but my most important job is being a wife and mom.  My goal is to provide others with researched and reliable natural health information just for women so you too can live….

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