Atkins Diet Recipes: Low Carb Shepherd’s Pie (IF)

In partnership with FaveHealthyRecipes, this is an ideal meal for the wintry weather we are experiencing in Iowa right now. The combination of rich beef and gravy with fauxtato layer is a marriage made in heaven. I really think you’ll like this recipe if you try it. For even more low carb friendly entree recipes, FaveHealthyRecipes has a large section of low carb entree ideas. (

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Low Carb Shepherd’s Pie
Beef Mixture Layer:
• 2 lb ground Beef
• 1/2 cup peas (omit on Induction)
• 1/2 cup onions (chopped)
• 1 cup beef broth
• 1 tbsp tomato paste
• 1 tsp Worchestshire sauce
• 1 tsp beef bouillon
• ½ tsp Xanthan gum
• salt and pepper to taste
Fauxtato Layer
• 1 head cauliflower
• 3 tablespoon butter
• ¼ cup sour cream
• salt and pepper to taste
Makes 8 Servings.

Nutrition Info per serving:
376 Calories, 28.7g Fat, 7.2g Total Carbs (2.5g Fiber), 22.3g Protein

(IF) = Induction Friendly


41 Replies to “Atkins Diet Recipes: Low Carb Shepherd’s Pie (IF)”

  1. Marleen Tabaka

    my son is on the MAD diet to help his epilepsy. the hardest thing that i am running across is finding things that he would like to eat and still stay in this allotted carb count. I am going to try this tonight and see if he will like it. he can have 10 net carbs a day.

  2. Jondcountry

    Ok brother loving your vids ! One question ? 5:54 your mixing the Cauliflower & heavy cream pops up ? You do not mention it in the vid & it's not in the recipe ? I was thinking you used that to make it creamy , but you don't have it in the recipe either.. So do I need it when I shop or was that a mistake ? If I do need it when it used ? Thanks so much ! Trying to change my eating habits.

  3. BeerGogglesReviews

    I do a similar recipe, but use turkey mince. The one problem with the cauliflower is that it absolutely doesn't crisp up. I'm gonna look into how many carbs are added if I add a thin layer of potato chips (crisps if you speak proper, like what I do). I really miss the browned potato skin that forms on top.

  4. kittiepie

    I JUST found your channel and I'm so glad I did! Awesome food, Great Ideas! Thanks.
    … faux-tato.. LOVE IT!
    Where do you get the nutritional info for your recipes?

  5. Kent Altena

    From the video description:
    "Nutrition Info per serving:
    376 Calories, 28.7g Fat, 7.2g Total Carbs (2.5g Fiber), 22.3g Protein"

    So it is 7.2g TOTAL carbs minus 2.5g fiber to equal 4.7g net carbs per serving.


  6. DarthPrime71

    Dude, I really like your recipes. I saw your weight loss vid and have to say you were a source of inspiration for me.
    I've lost 110 pounds so far with 50 to go and I'm pretty happy.

  7. Justin Thacker

    I watched both videos and im excited yet terrified to try it! I have been watching your videos over the past few days and I wish I would have found your page a few years ago. Ive been on and off Atkins for a few years but just got tired of meat and cheese but your videos have given me a lot of ideals and inspiration in the low carb kitchen. Thank you so much for posting all of these!!!! 

  8. Kent Altena

    My fauxtatoes recipe is pretty good and people like it better than just regular mashed potatoes. I think the chicken bouillon in that recipe is the difference. This one is simpler and the beef gravy in the beef helps it.

  9. derezze

    There are heaps of things you can add to a low carb regime. Reduce calorie intake, one portion per meal, intermittent fasting, using spices and ingredients to add in weight loss like cinnamon, green tea, cayenne pepper, chilli, black pepper, mustard powder, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar etc. I also try to get in 20 mins on the treadmill each day.

  10. derezze

    Hahaha it's an idea i got at from a spanish restaurant.
    Yeah olive oil gives it a nice rich flavor not to dissimilar to butter. The recipe above is potato balls stuffed with chorizo. And it uses the olive oil to moisten and cream up the mash potato.

  11. Kent Altena

    I have gained roughly 20 pounds since starting a new job in September. It was dramatic change for me, and while I still ate low carb, I didn't exercise at all. I was also traveling much more and consequently eating out more than I did. So I am human, and sometimes life is more about adjusting to a huge change than strictly focused only on weight.

    Stay tuned over the next few months as I resume working out, and the weight will come off.

  12. derezze

    Hehe cauli mash is awesome. I wa watching gordon ramsay make ot for his seared scallops and he said it creates a nice smooth texture while the cauli is still warm and on the stove. Sometimes when I feel sick of dairy sort of like a kosher style I make cauli mash with olive oil till it emulsifies and creamies up.

  13. Kent Altena

    I did pretty well on the cruise. I came back the same weight as when I left, but I probably ate too much legal food while I was on the boat and perhaps all the gravies were perhaps perfect. Just remember in the main dining room, you can always order 2 or 3 servings of a dish or order a specific dish just to get the particular side that you like. I would typically order 2 meals since I was only eating the main entree and not eating the potatoes and sauce covered vegetable.

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