Paleo Shepherd’s Pie

My favorite recipe for Shepherd’s Pie on appears to have gone all 404 on me.  So while I don’t have the original printed, I know it was based on Gordon Ramsay’s recipe, so I reimagined it.   Here’s what I recovered from memory that worked this past week:

Paleo Shepherd's Pie

  • Servings: 8-12
  • Difficulty: medium
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My re-creation of the amazing Paleo Shepherd's Pie recipe from


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 lbs ground lamb (Ground beef substituted is ok, but lamb is best)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 large yellow onion
  • 2 large carrots
  • 4 tbsp Coconut aminos
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup red wine (optional)
  • 8 oz tomato paste
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary,  trimmed and finely chopped
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 3 pkgs frozen cauliflower (steamable bags)
  • 2 tbsp granulated garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. In a large skillet, warm olive oil and cook meat, crumbling with a spoon or spatula until no longer pink.  Drain grease and return to skillet
  3. Add grated onion and carrot in with meat.  Cook until vegetables are soft.
  4. Add coconut aminos, garlic and tomato paste.  Mix and cook for a few minutes until garlic is fragrant
  5. Add wine, stock, thyme and rosemary and simmer until liquid reduces.
  6. Pour meat mixture into a large baking dish
  7. Steam each of the 3 packages of cauliflower in the microwave according to directions
  8. Combine cauliflower, garlic salt and black pepper in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.  Add coconut or almond milk if needed to achieve smooth consistency
  9. Spoon Cauliflower mash over meat and spread until covered
  10. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cauliflower topping starts to brown

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