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Ground Turkey Shepherd's Pie

This Ground Turkey Shepherd’s Pie is low carb and keto-friendly. The meaty and herbaceous ground turkey and vegetable filling is layered in a casserole dish before being topped with pureed cauliflower florets. It’s a healthy and family-friendly comfort food!
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ground Turkey Shepherd's Pie, Keto Turkey Sherpherd's Pie, Low Carb Shepherd's Pie
Servings: 4 people
Author: Silvia Dunnirvine


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp soy
  • 1 pinch oregano
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped small
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup peas frozen, fresh or canned
  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast


  • Add oil to a large skillet. Sauté onion and 2 cloves of garlic until fragrant. Add ground turkey and cook until cooked through (about 8 minutes).
  • Add in veggies (mushrooms, bell pepper and peas. Season with salt, pepper and oregano. Cook for 5 minutes or until veggies start to soften.
  • Stir in tomato paste and soy. If needed add a couple tablespoons of water or program approved broth.
  • Meanwhile steam cauliflower florets in steamer basket until fork tender. Let it drain for a couple minutes.
  • Transfer cauliflower to a blender cup. Add in remaining garlic, butter, nutritional yeast and season with salt and pepper. Blend until smooth but don't over work it (about 25-30 seconds)
  • Transfer turkey to a casserole and spread onto an even layer. Top with cauliflower mash.
  • Bake at 400F degrees for 28-30 minutes. When done garnish with fresh thyme and serve.


Make ahead: You can make the meat filling, mashed cauliflower, and assemble the casserole up to 1 day ahead of time. Keep the layers separate or together in the fridge, then bake the next day.
Store: Keep the leftover shepherd’s pie stored in an airtight container (or covered casserole dish) for 4 to 5 days. They reheat well in the microwave or in a 350ºF oven.
Freeze: The unbaked and baked keto shepherd’s pie can be frozen for up to 3 months. You may need to add an extra 5 to 10 minutes to the baking time.


Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 720mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5204IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg