Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Paleo Diet Shepherd's Pie

Hey friends, I made the most amazing comfort food dinner last night- Shepherd's Pie. It had all the flavor but none of the fat and carbs. It felt really good feeding my family a decadent dinner that was good and good for them. This is a great recipe to when you want to squeeze more veggies in your diet without boring yourself. For those of you on Paleo, Weight Watchers, Atkins or whatever waistline watching you are trying, this recipe is sure to fit right in!

Jen DePalma's Shepherd's Pie (Paleo Style)

For the base
1lb of organic grass fed ground beef
4 carrots diced
1/2 red onion diced
2 garlic cloves minced
2 celery diced
1 cup of frozen peas and carrot mix
1 tbsp of olive oil
1/4 cup of skinny Gouda cheese (shredded)  or your favorite low fat cheese (shredded)

For the Cauliflower Mash Topping
1 head of cauliflower
1/2 cup of chicken broth (low sodium)
1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp of butter

For the Base
Saute veggies in olive oil 8-10 minutes
Add in ground beef cook 10 minutes or until almost cooked through- set aside

For the Cauliflower Mash
Steam Cauliflower in chicken broth until soft (8 minutes)
Transfer to blender, add in parmesan cheese & butter
Puree 5 minutes or until smooth

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
In Casserole dish add meat and veggies
Top with Cauliflower Mash and sprinkle with Skinny Gouda/ Shredded Cheese

Bake 10-12 Minutes then set oven to Broil and brown Shepherd's Pie 4-5 minutes or until golden and bubbly