I have a deep love for one-dish dinners! Can I hear an “amen”? I also LOVE to take family favorites and to make them friendly to my Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle! Comfort foods are a big favorite for me. One meal I’ve always enjoyed is a good Shepherd’s Pie. At a restaurant or before THM, I’d have loaded a bunch of potatoes on top of my yummy casserole in this recipe. I have a new love and appreciation for cauliflower these days. Some of you may have tried my Loaded Cauliflower Casserole already! I figured, why not put that on top of my Shepherd’s pie! (and the Heaven’s opened up and the angel’s sang a special song!)
Shepherd’s Pie (S)
- 1 lb. of hamburger
- 1 cup of tomato sauce (sugar free)
- 1 small onion (chopped)
- 1 cup of green beans (frozen, canned or fresh)
- 1 bag of cauliflower
- 4 oz. of cream cheese
- 1 cup of cheddar cheese
- 3 Tbs. of butter
- 4 pieces of bacon(cooked and diced up)
- 1 tsp. of minced garlic
- salt and pepper
First, I brown 1 lb. of hamburger with the small, chopped onion. When the meat is cooked you can drain the fat if you have any and add the tomato sauce. I mix this all together and place it in a 9 by 9 inch baking dish. Add a layer of green beans. I used about 1 cup. I just wanted to make sure it was covered well with beans. You can use more if you want. I didn’t cook my beans, they were straight from the freezer. Canned green beans will work fine as well just make sure you drain the beans first! I’m excited for summer and fresh green beans in the near future!
In a separate pan, cook your cauliflower until tender. I drain it and chop or mash it up til it’s in small pieces. You could even blend it in a blender or food processor to get it to the mashed potato consistency. I put the cauliflower back in the empty pot and add the butter, cream cheese, bacon, garlic, salt and pepper. I mix them well until the butter and cream cheese melts into the cauliflower. I pour this mixture over top of the green beans. I then layer the cheese on top!! I did season the casserole one more time with salt and pepper.
Place in a 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes. At our house this serves 4. You can easily double this for a larger family.
It is GOOD!!!
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