Keto Shepherd’s Pie

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

This take on a Shepherd’s pie is a delicious and keto-friendly dish made with cauliflower in place of the potatoes. 

 Make the filling ahead of time and reheat when ready to serve. 

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  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped or grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or grated
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 fresh rosemary sprig, leaves removed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas
  • 2 cups loaded cauliflower faux-tatoes


  • Wooden Spoon
  • Step 1

    Select SEAR/SAUTE and add the butter. Once melted, add the onion and garlic and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the celery and carrots and cook for the 3 to 4 minutes.  

  • Step 2

    Add the ground beef. Cook, using a wounded spoon to break the beef into very small pieces. Once it is browned on one side, about 5 minutes, stir in the tomato paste. Add the broth, dried mustard, thyme, rosemary, and green peas. Assemble the pressure lid, making sure the pressure release valve is in the SEAL position.  

  • Step 3

    Select PRESSURE and set to HIGH. Set time to 10 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin.  

  • Step 4

    When pressure cooking is complete, quick release the pressure by moving the pressure release valve to the VENT position. Carefully remove the lid when the unit has finished releasing pressure.   

  • Step 5

    Stir the beef mixture to combine well. Spoon the faux-tatoes over the top, spreading it out so it covers the filling.  

  • Step 6

    Close the crisping lid. Select AIR CRISP, set temperature to 390 F, and set time to 10 minutesSelect START/STOP to begin, checking for browning about halfway through. If you’d like it crisper and browner, air crisp for 2 to 3 minutes more.  

  • Step 7

    When cooking is complete, spoon the shepherd’s pie into bowls and serve immediately.