Sweet Potato-Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie


I used 2 lbs of ground beef, about 1 1/2 lbs of sweet potatoes, a whole head of cauliflower and a 1 lb pkg of frozen mixed vegetables. I adjusted broth and butter because of the “extra”, too. A nice change from regular shepherd’s pie and I’ll fix this again.

I added 1/2 tsp dried rosemary, 1 tsp thyme and a bay leaf to the carrot and meat mixture to give the filling a little flavor. I added a little more butter to the sweet potato/cauliflower mix. I also added the tomato paste before the broth, cooking It with the beef, carrots, onions and seasoning. That helps to season the mixture and removes that ‘tinny’ flavor that tomato paste can have. It turned out really good.

Made this for dinner tonight, added mushrooms and spinach instead of green pepper. It was absolutely delish and my family loved it! Yum Yum Yum! Thanks 🙂
I recently began eating only whole foods and cutting anything processed out of my diet. My husband has not been enjoying this sudden change. That being said, he actually liked this recipe and I loved all of the nutritional benefits! Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

This was so delicious! My normally picky husband even enjoyed it! I used my Instant Pot to steam the potatoes while I cooked the rest – so easy! Thank you for the great recipe!


So sometimes on pinterest you find dinner recipes that sound so good and then you make them and they are okay. This is one of those that sound good, look good and most importantly tastes good. I went whole 30 and therefore my family went whole30 for dinner but everyone loves this *mwuahaha (evil laughter). No eyeball roll from my oldest, no picking around things from my youngest. This was great thank you!! PS: I had whole30 ketchup on hand but no tomato paste and I subbed it in and it worked great!

Saw this on pinterest and it looked oh so good! I got a thumbs up from 2/4 and it was just ok from me. But, I did use turkey, so that’s not fair and actual sweet potatoes instead of yams. I will have to try with beef and yams and come back for a revised review! Always love trying new recipes that nourish my family. Thanks for posting!


Just made this – AMAZING! I added some goat cheese into the sweet potato and I completely forgot to add the chili powder to it, but it was still delicious! I also added shredded cheese as a top layer. This is definitely a keeper – Thank you for a great recipe! 🙂


Sweet Potato Cauliflower Layer:

1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
1/2 pound cauliflower florets, chopped
1/4 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepperGround Beef


2 tablespoons light olive oil
2 carrots, diced
1/2 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
2 tablespoons tapioca starch
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup peas
1/2 cup corn
3 tablespoons tomato


1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese.


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Place sweet potatoes in a pot and add water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook for 15 minutes. Add cauliflower and more water if needed; cook until all vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes more. Drain. Mash sweet potatoes and cauliflower with 1/4 cup broth, butter, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrots and onion; saute until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper; cook 5 minutes more. Add beef; cook and stir until browned and crumbly, 5 to 10 minutes.
Sprinkle tapioca starch over the beef mixture in the skillet. Add 1 cup broth, peas, corn, and tomato paste. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Spread beef mixture evenly in a baking dish. Top with mashed sweet potato mixture. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.
Bake in the preheated oven until slightly browned on top, about 25 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.


If you are not avoiding gluten, you can use flour in place of the tapioca starch.
You can use all mashed cauliflower or all sweet potatoes, if you prefer. You can also use all regular potatoes. Just be sure to use the same total amount of whichever vegetable you choose.

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