The other day, I really felt like eating some comfort food but I didn’t want to eat something unhealthy so I decided to switch a family favourite recipe using cauliflower instead of potatoes.
My boyfriend was home that day and I wasn’t sure how he would like a cauliflower-based Shepherd’s Pie as he’s a huge carb eater, but he devoured an entire baking dish (2 portions).
He said he really loved it and never thought you could eat cauliflower that way. Since I am French Canadian, the version that I have eaten all my life is called Pâté chinois, and is usually made with ground beef, kennel and creamed corn, and mashed potatoes.
It’s also usually smothered in Ketchup. However, corn, potatoes and ketchup are extremely high-carb so I decided to use different low carb alternatives and make myself a Low Carb Shepherd’s Pie!
When I first made this recipe, I wasn’t sure if the mashed cauliflowers could replace that potato taste and the ketchup, but I found that adding the cheese to the mashed cauliflower and over it was the game changer.
The flavour of the mashed cauliflower and the meat mixture went really well together 🙂