Keto Cottage Pie with Cauliflower Crust

Cook this hearty Keto Cottage Pie recipe with Cauliflower Crust. Keto Cottage Pie recipe is a low carb twist on a classic English favorite.

An English-inspired dish with beef or plant based meat, seasoned with bay leaves, tomatoes, garlic, salt, and pepper and topped with carrots, celery, and a hearty cauliflower mash.

Hello everyone,

I hope you enjoy this English inspired and keto friendly recipe.

You may modify it into a vegetarian dish by using plant based ground “beef”.

Keto Cottage Pie with Cauliflower Crust is a hearty and healthy dish that gives you vegetables, protein, and healthy fats.

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Cottage Pie with Cauliflower Crust (Keto)

English inspired keto recipe with cauliflower mash and seasoned beef with carrots and celery.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine English
Servings 4 people


  • Blender
  • Pot
  • skillet
  • baking dish


Cottage Pie Filling

  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 medium sized yellow onion minced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3 bay leaf
  • 1 roma tomato diced (keep tomato juice intact)
  • 1 cup beef broth low sodium
  • 1 cup carrots minced
  • 1 cup celery minced

Cauliflower Crust

  • 1 cauliflower head cut into florets
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • extra virgin olive oil spray
  • water


1. Cook Pie Filling

  • Add olive oil to skillet on medium high heat
  • Fry garlic until browned, then add onions and cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Add beef, salt, pepper, bay leaves, and tomato to the skillet and mix. Cook until beef is brown, crispy, and no pink color remains.
  • Pour broth, carrots, and celery into skillet. Bring to a boil and turn off heat.

2. Create Cauliflower Crust

  • Fill the bottom of the pot with 1/2 inch water (don't add too much). Steam cauliflower florets for 10 minutes on medium high heat until soft.
  • In a blender, combine cauliflower, cheese, heavy cream, and egg.

3. Cook Cottage Pie in Oven

  • Heat oven to 350F.
  • Transfer skillet contents to a baking dish.
  • Add cauliflower mixture on top of the pie filling. Spray with olive oil.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • Add optional fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro, or dill.
Keyword bay leaf, beef broth, carrots, cauliflower, celery, eggs, garlic, ground beef, heavy cream, olive oil, onions, parmesan cheese, pepper, salt, tomato paste

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