Food Recipes Cauliflower Shepherd's Pie This easy Shepherd's pie is lightened up with a cheesy cauliflower topping and ground turkey filling. By Liz Mervosh Liz Mervosh Elizabeth Mervosh is a product tester and recipe developer for the Meredith Food Studios in Birmingham, Alabama. Highlights: * Went to work at Meredith Food Studios in 2017 * It houses test kitchens for Southern Living, Real Simple, Food & Wine, People, and Health * Went to culinary school at The Culinary Institute of America * Got her start working in restaurants Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Published on March 17, 2022 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Caitlin Bensel Hands On Time: 30 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Traditionally, shepherd's pie is filled with ground lamb and topped with mashed potatoes. This lighter springtime twist features a creamy and cheesy cauliflower topping. Mix spreadable seasoned cheese, such as Boursin, with cooked cauliflower to make a luscious mash that tops a healthy filling of ground turkey, carrots, peas, and pearl onions. Fresh tarragon brightens the dish, which makes a delightful centerpiece for a family-style meal or potluck. Ingredients 1 20-oz.pkg. frozen riced cauliflower 1 5.2-oz. pkg. garlic-and-herb cheese, such as Boursin 1.50 teaspoons kosher salt, divided 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 pound ground turkey 2 cups frozen peas and carrots (from a 15-oz. pkg.) 1.50 cups frozen pearl onions (from a 14-oz. pkg.) 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1.50 cups lower-sodium chicken broth 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon, plus more for serving .50 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions Cook cauliflower rice according to package directions. Drain, pressing with a spoon to remove liquid. Transfer to a food processor; add cheese and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Process until smooth. Meanwhile, heat oil in a 12-inch broiler-safe skillet over medium-high. Add turkey; cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Preheat broiler with rack 6 inches from heat. Add peas and carrots, onions, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt to skillet; cook over medium, stirring, until onions soften, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle mixture with flour; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Slowly stir in broth. Bring to a simmer over medium-high. Simmer, stirring often, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in tarragon and pepper. Spread cauliflower mixture over turkey. Place skillet in oven. Broil until bubbly around edges, 5 to 8 minutes. Top with tarragon. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 478 Calories 28g Fat 25g Carbs 32g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 478 % Daily Value * Total Fat 28g 36% Saturated Fat 13g 65% Cholesterol 116mg 39% Total Carbohydrate 25g 9% Dietary Fiber 6g 21% Total Sugars 8g Protein 32g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.