Lighter Slow Cooker Shepherd’s PiedownloadEmail This Post
Lighter Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie

Prep: 20 minutes
Slow Cook: 2 hours • Serves: 6

Nonstick cooking spray
1-1/2 pounds 93% lean ground beef
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 packages (10 ounces each) fresh riced cauliflower
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 can (15 ounces) mixed vegetables, drained
1 can (10.5 ounces) beef gravy
1-1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh poultry herbs
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1.Heat large skillet over medium-high heat; spray with cooking spray. Add beef; cook 8 minutes or until browned, breaking up beef with back of spoon.

2.In medium saucepot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add cauliflower; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. In food processor, purée butter and cauliflower 20 seconds or until almost smooth.

3.In 6-quart slow cooker, stir mixed vegetables, gravy, 1 tablespoon herbs, beef and pepper; spread cauliflower mixture over beef mixture and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 tablespoon herbs. Cover and cook on high 2 hours or low 4 hours. Makes about 6 cups.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (1 cup):
320 Calories, 16g Fat (6g Saturated), 86mg Cholesterol,
518mg Sodium, 15g Carbohydrates, 4g Fiber, 29g Protein

Chef Tip
Customize this recipe by substituting ground turkey for the beef and/or mashed potatoes for the riced cauliflower.

Dietitian’s tip:
> Swap out canned mixed vegetables for frozen per your preference. Both contain similar nutritional value while saving you time prepping.


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