Quick and delicious best ever Paleo Sheppard’s Pie

Are you trying to cut out grains and dairy, but are finding it hard to know what to cook for dinner? Or are you trying to slim down after the holidays (just in time for Valentines day) and need a quick and easy delicious recipe idea?  Are you craving delicious, satisfying comfort food, which does not throw your dietary goals off course?  Then this post is fore you!

Are you avoiding gluten and dairy, but are finding it hard to stick to it over the long haul?

Even though folks feel and look better when they omit grains and dairy, it’s hard to follow through on what feels like a drastic diet change.  Its especially hard when family favourites are on the chopping block. Well, I’ve got good news!  There is not need to abstain from comfort foods. All you need to do is tweak the recipes a little.

This super easy Sheppard’s Pie recipe has all the taste, minus the guilt.

Living your best life also means feeling amazing in your body.  Ever so often, I like to share great, simple recipe ideas to make it easier for people to do this. If you follow my blog, you’ve seen some of my most favorite paleo recipes. For example, recently I shared my breakfast smoothie bowl (click for the recipe). Also, an amazing pumpkin loaf (click here) and even yummy sinful coconut orb cookies (click here). 

I can’t lie – When I first quit eating grains and dairy, I fretted over what to make for dinner too. I struggled knowing what to cook which I could eat … and my family would want to eat. I certainly did not want to cook two different meals. I knew if I had a handful of great, quick to make recipes at an arms distance, it would go a long way towards me maintaining my new change of diet.

Today I am sharing one of my family’s all-time favorite comfort food dinner recipes.

It’s a one dish meal, filled with nutritious veggies and muscle building protein. I usually make a double batch, so there are left overs for a few nights. In our busy household – I bet the same can be said for yours – the less time we spend cooking, the more quality time we have as a family. Check, sounds good, right?

This dish is so delicious, your family will be asking for it every week.

Yummy Paleo Sheppard’s pie

Prep time: 30 min; Cook time: 30 min

1 head cauliflower

1 large sweet potato (I like the Japanese variety for it’s creamy texture) or yam, chopped into chunks

1 onion

2 tbsp coconut oil

2 large celery ribs, diced

2 large carrots, diced

2 garlic gloves

1 pound ground beef, chicken or turkey (I like to mix it half and half)

¼ cup beef broth or Braggs liquid soy seasoning

1 tbsp ketchup or tomato paste

¼ cup chopped parsley

Salt and pepper

2 tbsps coconut oil

½ cup shredded paleo cheese (I use Daiya)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Place a steamer insert into a large pot and fill it with an inch of water
  3. Place the chopped sweet potatoes or yams in the pot and put it on high to bring the water to boil.
  4. In the meantime, clean and hull the cauliflower. Chop it into large pieces and lay them on top of the sweet potatoes or yams.
  5. Steam until both are tender – about 10-15 minutes.
  6. In the mean time, heat 2 tbsps coconut oil in a large heavy skillet or pot over medium high heat.
  7. Add onion, celery, carrots and garlic to book until they soften – about 5 min.
  8. Add the ground meat and cook until browned.
  9. Add beef broth or Braggs liquid seasoning, ketchup or tomato paste, parsley and season it with salt and pepper.
  10. Let this simmer while you finish the sweet potato/yam and cauliflower topping.
  11. Drain the sweet potato/yam and cauliflower and mash with a stick blender until smooth.
  12. Add 2 tbsps of coconut oil and season with salt and pepper.
  13. To assemble, spread the meat mixture in the bottom of a 2-3 quart casserole dish.
  14. Spoon the topping on top and smooth it with the back side of the spoon.
  15. Cover with cheese and bake for 30 minutes until the top is brown and bubbly. Serve warm. ENJOY!

I hope you enjoy this super yummy casserole dish as much as our household does! And now there is one more reason to eat healthy. And one less excuse to eat your way into a healthier body.



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Simone Alberts is a success coach, psychologist, mom to a 5 year old and founder of The Self Coach Approach. She empowers freedom seekers to know exactly how to coach themselves so they can create the life they really want – and not settle for the default.

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