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Cottage Pie with Cauliflower Mash
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Individual Cottage Pie with Cauliflower Mash

A quick and easy Cottage Pie with Cauliflower Mash recipe. Served in individual ramekins. Only 13 simple ingredients and 25 minutes in the oven! Gluten-Free. Low-Carb. Paleo.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: British
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 573kcal


For the Meat Sauce:

  • 1 lb ground beef (500g)
  • 4 roma tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 large carrot (peeled and diced)
  • 1 celery stick (finely diced)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 oz tomato paste (85g)
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • to taste salt/pepper

For The Cauliflower Mash:

  • 1 cauliflower head (should yield at least 3 cups)
  • ½ stick of butter (50g)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheese


  • Preheat oven at 350ºF/180ºC.

Meat Sauce:

  • Brown the ground beef in a pot at a medium high heat.
  • Add the onion, tomato, carrot, celery, thyme, vegetable broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and cook until the veggies are soft and the sauce thickens. This takes about 15 minutes.

Cauliflower Mash:

  • While the ground beef cooks, bring a pot of salted water to the boil and cook the cauliflower florets for 10 minutes.
  • While theMelt the butter together with the garlic in a small pan.
  • Once the cauliflower is cooked, toss it into a food processor and add the melted butter and garlic, and the heavy cream cream. Blend until smooth and season with salt and pepper. Then stir ½ cup of cheese into the mash until it's melted.

For The Rest:

  • Divide the ground beef equally into 4 8oz ramekins and top with the cauliflower mash.
  • Sprinkle remaining cheese on top of the cauliflower mash.
  • Bake for 20 minutes and under the broiler for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove and garnish with roughly chopped parsley.


This recipe can also be made in a single casserole dish.


Calories: 573kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 1044mg | Potassium: 1299mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 4265IU | Vitamin C: 87mg | Calcium: 255mg | Iron: 5mg