Are you always wondering what the difference is between cottage pie and shepherds pie, well here you go: Cottage Pie uses Minced Beef, Shepherds Pie uses Minced Lamb.
I make cottage pie as I find my family prefer minced beef and we usually by 12% fat or less.
I made two versions one is a simple cottage pie with mash potatoes (right). Then the other (left) I used the minced beef, but it is topped with cauliflower mash instead of potatoes for a low carb options.
This is a very simple recipe par-cook your cauliflower, then place in food processor then add salt and pepper or any other seasoning to your taste. At this point you can add butter or cream cheese (all depending on desires), could add a dash of milk (or milk alternatives-soy milk). You then puree it in the food processor or use a masher until you get the consistency of mash potatoes. You place on top of your cooked mince meat and could sprinkle some cheese on it then pop it into the pre heated oven of 350 and let bake for about 30-45 minutes (everything is cooked just getting things to toast).
Doing cottage pie is such an easy dish to please everyone, it can feed a lot and it is easy to make it healthy for those who are watching what they are eating.
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