Spicy Low-carb Cottage Pie

Keto Low carb Cottage Pie
Keto Low carb Cottage Pie
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When I was young, Cottage Pie was one of the first things I learnt to make. Its dead-easy and the humble flavours make it such a hearty, welcome dinner – you simply can’t go wrong. I added cayenne pepper into the beef to give it some kick, but that is entirely optional (especially if you are cooking for the kids). Top your cooked mince with creamy cauliflower mash and cover the lot in grated cheese before popping in the oven to melt and gratin. Lush! A perfect, guilt-free low-carb cottage pie. Step-by-step pics to help you along…

 

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Carbs 11g
(8%); Fat 34g (62.4%); Protein 36g (29.6%)
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Spicy Low-carb Cottage Pie
Delicious cottage pie using a smooth, creamy mash made from cauliflower. An ideal family dinner coming in at 11g carbs per serving..
Keto Low carb Cottage Pie
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Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 500 g cauliflower florets
  • 45 g full-fat cream cheese
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • salt and white pepper
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 1/2 onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and finely chopped
  • 120 g chestnut mushrooms chopped small
  • 2 TB red wine vinegar
  • 500 g ground beef mince 20% fat
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 200 g chopped / crushed tomatoes
  • 65 g strong Cheddar cheese grated
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • chopped parsley to garnish
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 500 g cauliflower florets
  • 45 g full-fat cream cheese
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • salt and white pepper
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 1/2 onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and finely chopped
  • 120 g chestnut mushrooms chopped small
  • 2 TB red wine vinegar
  • 500 g ground beef mince 20% fat
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 200 g chopped / crushed tomatoes
  • 65 g strong Cheddar cheese grated
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • chopped parsley to garnish
Keto Low carb Cottage Pie
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Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Start with the cauliflower. Trim them into equal-size pieces and bring a large pan of salted water to the boil.
  2. Boil the cauliflower until completely tender. A floret pierced with a fork should immediately slide off. This can take up to 20 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, prep your remaining ingredients and preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F.
    Keto Low carb Cottage Pie
  4. Drain the cooked cauliflower in a colander and allow to steam off for a few minutes. You don't want any unnecessary moisture in the cauliflower mash.
  5. Mash the cauliflower very well using a potato masher, then add the cream cheese and Dijon mustard. Mix well and season the mixture with salt and white pepper.
  6. For extra smooth creamy mash (I highly recommend this step) transfer the mixture to a mini food processor. Blitz the mixture to a smooth puree. Set aside.
    Keto Creamy Cauliflower
  7. For the mince (which can be started while the cauliflower is still cooking) heat the oil in a large pan. Cook the onions until they have softened and partially caramelised. Add the mushrooms and garlic and cook until the mushrooms have softened and caramelised. Keep stirring to avoid the garlic burning.
    Keto Low carb Cottage Pie
  8. Deglaze the pan with the red wine vinegar. Cook until the vinegar cooks out, then tip in all the mince. Add the dried thyme and cayenne pepper (if using). Continue to cook until the mince browns evenly.
    Keto Low carb Cottage Pie
  9. Add the chopped tomatoes and reduce the heat to moderately low.
  10. Cook until all the liquid cooks out and you are left with a thick, chunky mixture. Taste to check seasoning and salt the mince as needed. Transfer to a suitable-size dish. Spread over the creamy cauliflower mash.
  11. Scatter over the grated Cheddar cheese and place the dish on a tray (to avoid any bubbling over) and bake until the cheese bubbles and gratins.
    Keto Low carb Cottage Pie
  12. Once done, season with Pink Himalayan Salt and freshly ground black pepper. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley. Enjoy with a fresh green salad on the side.
  13. The full macro-breakdown can be found further down the page. Photographs and recipes on MUD AND LOVE are copyright © Monya Kilian Palmer. However, these recipes have been created for you to enjoy and share with like-minded people, so if you loved it - please share your creation with friends / Low-carb Facebook community groups, and please credit M&L by supplying the link of this recipe. If you ran into trouble with the recipe - please use the comment facility below so that I can respond to your queries, and in that way other readers can benefit from it too.
Recipe Notes


Keto Low carb Cottage Pie

Macro Details per serving
8%                   Carbs
29.6%              Protein
62.4%              Fat

Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                         484Kcal / 2025kJ
Fat                                  34g
of which saturates       15g
Carbohydrates             11g (for my US readers, these are what you refer to as net carbs. See below*)
of which sugars           8.2g
Fibre                               3.8g
Protein                           36g

*Note for US readers: The recipes on this site show the carbohydrates which should be counted on keto (in this case: it's 11g). Here in the UK, our nutritional breakdown information displays a carbohydrate count that has already had the dietary fibre subtracted (and displayed separately) - and it’s indicated this way throughout the site. In short, you need not subtract anything further.

Allergens
Mustard
Milk
Sulphites
Eggs (may be found in some cream cheese)

The nutritional analysis, macro and allergen breakdown of the recipes on this site are done using the cloud-based software NUTRITICS®. NUTRITICS® is fully approved by the relevant Trading Standards organizations and is EU and FDA-compliant. The author, Monya Kilian Palmer is trained in using this superior software in order to provide you accurate data.

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