Cauliflower Mash Cottage Pie (Low Carb)
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Low carb cauliflower mash cottage pie is a healthy alternative for the traditional cottage pie recipe and so good. The best part is how easy it was to make and how easy it was to eat.
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Low Carb
Serves: 8
  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cream
  • 1 pound of beef
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced finely
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ cup of sliced fennel
  • 1 cup of chopped fennel greens
  • 5 radishes cut into small pieces
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • cup of hot water
  • 1 cup of grated mozzarella and ¼ cup of grated old cheddar cheese for topping
  1. In a large pot add cold water with a teaspoon of salt bring your cauliflower florets to a boil and cook until tender.
  2. Remove from heat and drain the water. Put back the cauliflower into the pot and back on the stove to dry off some of the moisture.
  3. In a bowl add 2 tablespoons of butter, cream cheese, fennel greens and mash with a hand masher utensil. Check salt to make sure that the flavours are balanced
  4. In a skillet add minced beef, cumin, dry mustard, 2 tablespoons butter, onion, radish and fennel and sautee until browned. Add in the tomato paste puree and beef stock then mix together. Spread the mixture on the bottom of a 9x11 casserole dish then top with the cauliflower mash. I like to make train tracks in the mash but that's up to you
  5. Top that with a few strips of cooked bacon and bake for 1 hour in a 350 degree oven or until golden brown and bubbly.
  6. Remove from the oven and then add the cheese topping. Put the oven on broil and put back the cauliflower mash cottage pie into the oven to brown.
  7. Let the cauliflower mash cottage pie sit for at least 10-15 minutes so it's easier to cut the squares for dinner or travelling.
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