Paleo Shepherd’s Pie

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Happy St. Patrick’s day everyone! St. Patrick’s Day for me is usually uneventful. It’s the day after my daughter’s birthday (and two days before my other daughter’s birthday) so I am usually begging for a break between parties! This years themes were Doc McStuffins for the three-year old and Pinkalicious for the five-year old. Pinterest really is an amazing site…and a curse at the same time! I find all these amazing birthday party ideas, but I usually just feel inadequate when my setups aren’t as lavish as the Pinterest pictures promise! Anyhoo…back to the green day at hand!

I don’t usually get into the traditional Irish feasts (mainly because I don’t know many Irish dishes that I am good at making), but this year I felt in a more festive mood and decided to mess around with a Shepherd’s Pie. This recipe uses Against All Grain’s amazing Cream of Mushroom soup again! Seriously- make double and triple batches of this stuff and store it in your freezer! it is a necessity if you want to turn your comfort foods into Paleo-friendly dishes! I use it in any recipe that calls for canned Cream of Mushroom soup!

Shepherd’s Pie

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  • 2 lbs grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups of Paleo Cream of Mushroom soup
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot powder
  • 2 tablespoons paleo ketchup or in a pinch for time mix 2 tablespoons tomato paste, 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon water, and 1 teaspoon coconut sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 3 tablespoons grass-fed butter
  • Paprika
  • Sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  • Cook the beef and onions in a large skillet over medium high heat until beef is browned. Drain fat.
  • While the meat is cooking, heat up your soup in a medium saucepan. Once heated, whisk in your arrowroot powder.
  • Add the soup, ketchup, pepper and peas and carrots to you skillet with meat. Mix together and then spoon mixture into the bottom of a 13×9 pan.
  • Steam cauliflower until soft (I do the microwave for 10 minutes…I know, I know)
  • Place cauliflower in food processor and blend butter until creamy
  • Spread mashed cauliflower evenly over the beef mixture
  • Sprinkle with sea salt and paprika
  • Bake for about 15-20 minutes

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  1. Lorna

    5 stars

  2. Wendy Smith

    5 stars

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