The Gluten Bigot: Gluten Free Paleo Sheperd's Pie

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Gluten Free Paleo Sheperd's Pie

This was even better than it looked. It had been eons since I had had a Sheperd's Pie, and I completely had a hankering whilst on my paleo diet. A little bit of internet research, and I had sorted out my approach to making it without proper potato.

Top Layer:
The very top layer is actually cauliflower. I boiled half a head of cauliflower and then blended it in my smoothie blender (an actual blender or food processor would do much better, however I had to work with what I have).

Second Layer:
One mashed Yam. Boil. Mash. It's so easy. 

Third (Meaty) Layer:
The heart of the sheperd's pie - the meat! For my meaty layer I used:
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 carrots diced
  • 1 lbs ground turkey
  • a bit of salt
Cook the onion first with the extra virgin olive oil. Then the carrot. Then the turkey. Once it's all browned, put into an over safe ceramic dish (I used my la creuset) and pour in about 1/4-1/3 cup of chicken broth . Then spread on the yam layer, and finally, the cauliflower. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes. Then enjoy!


  1. You can have green peas in it btw, and carrots, as in the original recipe. Peas and green beans are paleo, the gurus have said.


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