Spiced Up Turkey Shepherd’s Pie With Cauliflower Crust For #WeekdaySupper

 

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Turkey shepherd’s pie with a creamy cauliflower crust is pure comfort food! It’s easy to put together and thus a familiar favorite in my home on a busy weeknight. It’s also a one pot meal which makes it a huge win for a weekday meal. I cook the turkey with loads of veggies, layer it with creamy cauliflower mash and I have meat and veggies rolled into one. Just pair it with some fruit and fresh juice or milk and dinner is ready! I love the lightness of the cauliflower crust and seriously making cauliflower mash is much easier than making potato mash. No peeling !!! Just steam the cauliflower, mash it with some salt, pepper and some almond milk and I have creamy cauliflower mash which tastes great when layered over my ground turkey. I spiced the turkey with pepper, garlic, cumin and chili flakes to give it a little kick. The combination of spiced turkey with creamy cauliflower is so good! I used some ground flaxseed to bind the turkey mixture together and it adds a nutty flavor to the meat.  Not to mention a burst of healthy fat and fiber. Finally I added some fresh cilantro and mint to give it a fresh taste. Low Carb, Gluten-Free and Perfectly Paleo Turkey Shepherd’s Pie for a quick weekday supper!Turkey shepherds pie2

Look what my turkey filling looks like !!!

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Creamy cauliflower mash!

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Slather it on!shepherds pie

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Turkey Shepherds Pie With Cauliflower Crust

Ingredients

  • 1lb ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp pepper (divided)
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 4 pods garlic (crushed)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 cup peppers (diced)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1 cup carrots (diced)
  • 1 cup squash (diced)
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed (ground)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro

cut into pieces

  • 32 ounces cauliflower (or 1 large)

Note

Use 2 -3 cups of frozen veggies for a quick fix pie!

Directions

Heat oil. Add diced onion and saute 2 minutes. Add peppers, garlic, cumin, chili flakes and cook another minute. Add ground turkey, salt and cook about 3 minutes. Add carrots, squash, peas, 1 tsp pepper, 1 tsp salt and cook about ten minutes till mixture is dry. Add flax seed, mint and cilantro.
Meantime steam or microwave cauliflower florets till cooked ( about 10 minutes) Mash with 1 tsp pepper, 1 tsp salt and alomnd milk till you get chunky cauliflower mash.
Line a pie plate with firmly packed turkey mixture. Add a layer of cauliflower mash on top. Sprinkle with coarsely ground flax and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes till crust gets golden brown.

Check out what the rest of my weekday supper team has put together for this week ! Easy, scrumptious dishes!

 

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Comments

  1. I like that you have added Flaxseeds in your pie, makes it all the more special and for sure healthier as well. I am inspired to make my own with turkey meat. =)

  2. Nice recipe Sue! I love the ground turkey and cauliflower crust.
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  3. I\’m so looking forward to try this recipe. Adding flax seeds and using almond milk definitely give this recipe a healthy taste and flavorful.

  4. Loving the Cauliflower Crust, definitely will try this with our next cauliflower harvest!

  5. It seems like I’ve got this recipe, but this version is more complete than what I’ve seen before.
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  6. I’ve always sworn that I would try shepherd’s pie with cauliflower and you just inspired me to do so. Found you via the Beltway Bloggers list, love finding other DC area bloggers! http://talenttoplay.blogspot.com
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