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Ground Turkey Shepherd's Pie

Ground Turkey Shepherd's Pie is made with a mashed cauliflower topping, ground turkey, and fresh herbs for a comforting low-carb dinner recipe.  It is Whole30 and Ketogenic diet approved and can easily be made Paleo!

Course Dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 319 kcal


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 c. carrots finely chopped
  • 1 c. bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1 c. onions finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 lb. ground turkey 93/7
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp. sage* fresh, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp. rosemary* fresh, finely chopped
  • ¾ c. green peas**
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • ½ c. chicken broth
  • 5 c. cauliflower florets fresh or previously frozen
  • ½ c. almond milk
  • 3 Tbsp. butter or ghee, melted
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 egg yolk


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. In a large skillet over medium heat combine 2 tablespoons olive oil, carrots, and bell peppers. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add onion and garlic and continue cooking for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Push vegetables to the side of the skillet and add ground turkey, 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  5. Cook turkey for 8-10 minutes, or until completely cooked through.
  6. Use a meat tenderizer to crumble turkey completely.
  7. Add herbs, peas, tomato paste, and broth. Stir to combine, cover, and simmer for 5-10 minutes.

  8. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add cauliflower and boil for 10-12 minutes, or until cauliflower becomes tender.
  9. Drain water and dry cauliflower completely.
  10. Add cauliflower, almond milk, butter, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, 1 clove garlic, and egg yolk into the bowl of a food processor.
  11. Process for 2-3 minutes, or until cauliflower is completely smooth.
  12. Spray a 9x9 inch square baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and layer the ground turkey/vegetables. Spread the mashed cauliflower on top of the ground turkey.
  13. Bake in preheated oven, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes. Broil for 5 minutes on Hi.
  14. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*You can interchange fresh thyme for the rosemary or sage.

**Leave out peas if you would like to make this recipe Paleo.

Nutrition Facts
Ground Turkey Shepherd's Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 772mg34%
Potassium 894mg26%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 8370IU167%
Vitamin C 132.2mg160%
Calcium 94mg9%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.