Skinny Cottage Pie Recipe

Skinny Cottage Pie
Skinny Cottage Pie

There’s nothing more comforting than the flavors of good old-fashioned cottage pie. This recipe, however, allows you to enjoy those same flavors, guilt-free. Made with low-carb cauliflower pureé, lean turkey and plenty of nutritious vegetables, you can cut the calories but still enjoy this hearty dinner entrée.

Skinny Cottage Pie Ingredients
Skinny Cottage Pie Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley + extra for garnish
  • 2 1/2 cup vegetable broth, separated
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1/8 cup butter, softened
  • Low fat shredded cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste\

Directions

  • Prepare ingredients and set the oven to 400°F.
  • Chop carrots, onion, parsley, and mince garlic. Cut cauliflower into florets and set aside.
Chop carrots, onion, parsley, and mince garlic. Cut cauliflower into florets
Chop carrots, onion, parsley, and mince garlic. Cut cauliflower into florets
  • Heat a bit of oil in a large saucepan. Add carrots and onions and cook until onions are translucent. Add garlic, peas, and meat and stir until meat is browned. Stir in chopped parsley and Italian seasoning.
Heat a bit of oil in a large saucepan. Add carrots and onions and cook until onions are translucent.
Heat a bit of oil in a large saucepan. Add carrots and onions and cook until onions are translucent.
  • Add flour and mix into meat mixture. Then pour in 1 cup vegetable broth. Cook on medium/low until all the liquid is absorbed.
Cook on medium/low until all the liquid is absorbed.
Cook on medium/low until all the liquid is absorbed.
  • Spoon mixture into your pie pan or baking dish then set aside.
Spoon mixture into your pie pan or baking dish
Spoon mixture into your pie pan or baking dish
  • Add the rest of the broth (1 ½ cups) to a pot and bring to a boil. Add cauliflower then boil again. Let simmer on medium/low for 10 minutes or until cauliflower is softened.
Add broth, bring to a boil, Add cauliflower, then simmer cauliflower is softened
Add broth, bring to a boil, Add cauliflower, then simmer cauliflower is softened
  • With a slotted spoon, remove cauliflower from the pot and add to a food processor with butter and 3 tbsp of excess broth water. Pulse until combined and add salt to taste.
add to a food processor with butter and broth, and pulse until smoothly combined
add to a food processor with butter and broth, and pulse until smoothly combined
  • Spoon cauliflower puree over meat mixture to create an even top layer. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges turn golden.
Layer cauliflower puree over meat mixture
Layer cauliflower puree over meat mixture
  • Sprinkle with extra parsley and serve warm!
Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges turn golden.
Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges turn golden.