Shepherd’s Pie is one of those soul satisfying comfort foods that has some sort of magical power to make a crappy day better. It’s even better in front of some bad reality tv. (Yeah, I said it.)
Shepherd’s Pie is traditionally made of ground meat and topped with full fat mashed potatoes. Our version uses a little lean ground beef paired with a bunch of mushrooms to give it a meaty feel and taste without all the calories.
Another secret? The ‘mashed potatoes’ are only half potato. The other half is mashed cauliflower. I won’t tell if you won’t.
I prepared this recipe in ramekins for easy portion control. Plus, it was fun to tell my son he was getting his own special ‘mashed potato pie’.
If you’re craving something warm and comforting in your belly that won’t give you one – give this a try!