The other day, there was a post going around Facebook, “23 Insanely Clever Ways to Eat Cauliflower Instead of Carbs.” I have been wanting to start using cauliflower instead of bread for sometime now, so I checked it out. Boy was I happy I did! There are so many wonderful looking dishes in that list. In true “Jenn” fashion, I decided to make something for which I already had the ingredients, Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie from OvenLoveBlog.com. I did have to make a few changes to accommodate my existing pantry stock and it still came out delicious!
Here is my amended version! Enjoy!
**My apologies for the terrible photo. It tasted better than it looks 🙂
Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie
Nutrition Info: 198 calories/7 g fat/16 g protein/7 g sugar/16 g carbs/376mg sodium
- 2 – 10 oz bags Eat Fresh cauliflower OR 1 medium head cleaned and cut into florets
- 3/4 lb ground chicken (you can use whatever meat you like)
- 1/2 c white wine
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp milk (almond or dairy will work)
- 1 c shredded mozzarella
- 1/4 c shredded Parmesan
- 4 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 c corn (I used frozen)
- 1 c peas (I used canned)
- 1/2 sweet onion diced
- 1/2 red pepper diced
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp dried rosemary
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 375° and grease a casserole pan (I used Pampered Chef Ceramic 11″ x 7″)
- Boil the cauliflower until tender enough to blend with a hand mixer. Drain the water and set aside.
- In a frying pan, melt the butter and when hot add the onions
- Cook the onions until translucent and then add the wine, peppers, garlic powder, rosemary and cumin
- Once the peppers are cooked, add the chicken and Worcestershire and cook until no longer pink
- Mix in the corn and peas at the end and let simmer for about 10 minutes on medium. (Leave enough liquid so it doesn’t dry out in the oven).
- Add the milk to the cooked cauliflower and mix until smooth with a hand mixer
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Pour the cooked meat and veggies into the prepared dish and spread the cauliflower on top.
- Sprinkle the cheese on top of the cauliflower and bake for 30 min or until browned on top.