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Skinny Shepherd’s Pie

Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(7 PointsPlus®)

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I hated Shepherd’s Pie as a child, probably because I hated mashed potatoes too. Weird. Very happy I grew out of that but not so happy there are no leftovers today to eat for lunch. I am still thinking about this yummy Shepherd’s Pie. This dish delivers everything you hope for in a Shepherd’s Pie but is lightened up by using very lean ground beef instead of lamb and a blend of cauliflower and potatoes for the topping. If you wanted a low Carb recipe or to lighten it up even more, you could use only cauliflower mash.

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  • 2 cups potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 U cauliflower, chopped
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 2 tbsp light sour cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 lb extra lean ground beef, 95% lean
  • 1 U onion, chopped
  • 1 U stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 U carrots, chopped
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tsp flour
  • 2 U sprigs fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup canned creamed corn
  • 1.5 tbsp tomato paste (optional)

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1 cup (377g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 268
Calories from Fat 19
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 49mg
Sodium 383mg
Total Carbohydrate 34g
Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 9g
Protein 23g


  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the potatoes and cauliflower and cook for 8-10 minutes until soft. Add to a blender with 1/4 cup milk, sour cream, and salt and pepper to taste. Blend to desired consistency. Add some of the cooking liquid if you need more liquid.
  3. In a saute pan, brown the ground beef. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from pan and set aside.
  4. Add the vegetable oil, onion, carrots, and celery. Cook for 5-7 minutes until everything begins to soften up.
  5. Stir in the flour, broth, thyme, and Worcestershire and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Then begin the layering. Spread the beef mixture onto the bottom of your baking dish. Then pour the creamed corn over the beef and spread evenly. Then gently spread the mashed potatoes and cauliflower across.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes until bubbling. Consider broiling for the last 3-4 minutes to brown the top. Enjoy!
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