Beef and Cauliflower Pie

Beef and Cauliflower Pie

Ground beef, onions, mushrooms, and peas, covered with mashed cauliflower, and baked until golden.

A low-carb variation of the classic Shepherd's Pie, where the potatoes are replaced with cauliflower.

4 servings
Preparation 25 min
Cooking 30 min

330 calories per serving 


5 cups cauliflower, cut into florets   800 g
1 onions, finely chopped   200 g
11 button (white) mushrooms, thinly sliced   150 g
1 tbsp olive oil   15 mL
340 g ground beef, lean    
1/2 cup canned tomatoes (diced)   130 g
4 tsp tomato paste   20 mL
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce   10 mL
2/3 cup beef broth   170 mL
2/3 cup frozen peas   80 g
1/2 cup soy beverage, unsweetened, fortified   125 mL
4 tsp margarine non-hydrogenated   18 g
  ground pepper to taste    
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g

Before you start

For individual pies, choose baking dishes which contain about 375 ml or 1 ½ cups when 3/4 full.


  1. Preheat the oven to 205°C/400°F.
  2. Prepare the vegetables: finely chop the onion; thinly slice the mushrooms; cut the cauliflower into florets then boil them 10-15 min until they are very tender. Drain them well and set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the ground meat and sear it until it looses its red colour, about 4-5 min, then break it up with a fork. In order to brown the meat, it is important not to stir it at the beginning, otherwise it will release its juices and will «boil» rather than brown.
  4. When the meat is golden-coloured, add the chopped onion then cook 2 min with stirring. Stir in the diced tomatoes, mushrooms, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and broth. Add the frozen peas and continue cooking until heated through, about 4-5 min. Add salt and pepper. Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the contents to one large baking dish, or distribute it into individual baking dishes.
  5. Pour the soy milk into a large microwave-safe bowl. Add the margarine and microwave on medium-high a few minutes, uncovered, until very hot. Add the cooked cauliflower and mash the mixture until it is creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place a spoonful of the cauliflower mixture on top of the beef mixture, then gently spread it with a spoon to cover evenly.
  6. Bake in the middle of the oven until the top is golden-brown, about 30 min. Serve.


The pies can be frozen right after having been covered with the mashed cauliflower and individually wrapped. They can be baked (taken directly from the freezer) for about 50 min at 205°C/400°F.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (440g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




18 g

27 %

Saturated 5 g
+ Trans 0 g

25 %


45 mg


290 mg

12 %


20 g

7 %


7 g

29 %


9 g


25 g

Vitamin A

35 %

Vitamin C

150 %


10 %


25 %

More info

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 4 servings
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 1 serving

More info


Free :
Added Sugar
Source of :
Calcium, Omega-3
Good source of :
Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin E
Excellent source of :
Fibre, Folacin, Iron, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, Zinc

More info

This recipe is in the following categories: Beef | Vegetables | Main courses/Entrées | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | High Fibre | High Iron | High Vitamin D | Kosher | Source of Omega-3 | Bake | Canadian

You may like :

Go to the blog >>


Get nutrition advice and cooking tips delivered for free in your mail box every week!