Food Recipes Cauliflower Shepherd's Pie Be the first to rate & review! 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 Rate It 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. Rate it 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.