Shepherd's Pie with Cauliflower White Bean Mash
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This recipe substitutes cauliflower and white bean mash for the traditional mashed potatoes. It's a healthier - but still filling and delicious - alternative.
Recipe Type: Entree
Yield: 6 servings
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 10 ounces mushrooms, sliced (baby bella are nice)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 pounds ground beef (85% lean)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup peas
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup red wine
  • Salt
  • Cauliflower and white bean mash
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet (or work with two smaller ones, splitting the ingredients between them).
  3. Add the mushrooms, onions, carrots, and garlic and cook until the onions are soft and the mushrooms are lightly browned (about 10 minutes).
  4. Add the beef and cook, breaking up with a spoon, until mostly cooked through.
  5. Stir in the herbs, peas, and tomato paste. Stir in the wine. Simmer for two minutes, until slightly thick.
  6. Season with salt and remove from the heat. Put in a 9x13-inch baking dish and top with the cauliflower and white bean mash.
  7. Put in the oven and bake until the mash is lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, allow to cool slightly, and serve.
Gluten free, kosher meat
Recipe by Katherine Martinelli at