Tasty Shepherd's Pie with Mashed Cauliflower and Ground Turkey Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Tasty Shepherd's Pie with Mashed Cauliflower and Ground Turkey Recipe
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Tasty Shepherd's Pie with Mashed Cauliflower and Ground Turkey

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"I love the original shepherd's pie and this is a healthy alternative to lower your carb intake. This is a great comfort food meal any time of year! It is amazing how well mashed cauliflower substitutes for mashed potatoes. Try it. Your family will love it!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add cauliflower; cover and steam until tender, 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir garlic until softened, about 2 minutes.
  4. Blend cauliflower, garlic, Parmesan cheese, cream cheese, salt, and pepper in a blender until smooth.
  5. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground turkey in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Stir water, macaroni, peas, and soup mix into turkey; simmer until pasta is tender yet firm to the bite, 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Pour pasta mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Spread cauliflower mixture over pasta mixture. Sprinkle paprika over the top.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 20 minutes.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • This can be made ahead and baked at a later time. Just adjust the bake time to 35 minutes if coming out of refrigerator.
  • A great side vegetable is whole kernel corn. It is awesome piled on top or added to the pie!

Reviews More Reviews

Jan 24, 2015

Awesome, made it from left over turkey from cooking the carcass, and broth. Will make it again!

Mar 10, 2015

The recipe was a little hard to follow in my opinion. I loved using cauliflower as mashed potatoes for the first time but other than that.. not very impressed.


5 Ratings

Feb 15, 2015

I made this recipe for the first time and it turned out beautifully. I didn't have any frozen peas so I substituted with a can of corn. A friend of mine doesn't like cooked cauliflower but really enjoyed the new twist on an old favorite. I will definitely make it again.

Feb 08, 2015

I had issues with this recipe. There was not enough liquid in the cauliflower mixture to blend in my blender, so I had to empty it and blend in two batches in a smaller chopper that I have. Lots of blender parts and bowls to wash after that! Perhaps it should have specified a food processor. I don't know if I had a small head of cauliflower or what, but there was barely enough to cover the turkey mixture - just a thin, skimpy layer. The turkey mixture also needed more liquid - turned out very dry after baking. I wondered if the cauliflower couldn't have been cooked in the microwave -- much simpler! Altogether, a frustrating experience.

Jan 31, 2015

I used this recipe and made a few ingredient adjustments, it came out perfect. It was so yummy and everyone loved it. I would certainly make this again with the cauliflower as a healthy alternative.


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  • Calories
  • 329 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.2 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 90 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 14.6 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 5.7 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 30.4 g
  • 61%
  • Sodium
  • 1211 mg
  • 48%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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