Low Fat Shepherd’s Pie

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I originally made a version of this recipe many years ago, using a Weight Watchers Recipe called Texas Shepherd’s Pie. Since then I have adjusted to suit my needs and tastes. I like to think that my version of Shepherd’s Pie would fit into both the Paleo diet and the Clean Eating diet, however as I am not actively pursuing either of these diets, you will have to let me know. Although I should confess that my style of cooking doesn’t always include measurements, and sometimes (read often) I will grade up additional vegetables that I have in my fridge and add them…

Shepherd's Pie - The Questionable Homesteader

I live alone and love the convenience of freezer meals. I just don’t like the price, nutritional value, or selection. So I like to break things up into single servings, and freeze them.

Please be aware that although I am not a professional cook, this recipe has been tried by myself.

Because I’m kind of a lazy, no fuss, forget about it kind of cook I tend to use my crock pot A LOT.

For this recipe you will need your crock pot, a food processor (a grader will work) and a potato masher.

Low Fat Shepherd's Pie
Serves 8
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
4 hr 30 min
Total Time
5 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
4 hr 30 min
Total Time
5 hr
174 calories
16 g
35 g
7 g
13 g
3 g
242 g
656 g
6 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174
Calories from Fat 65
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 656mg
Total Carbohydrates 16g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 6g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 Lb. of ground beef, pre-browned
  2. 1 or 2 onions, roughly chopped
  3. 2 to 3 Celery stalks, roughly chopped
  4. 2 to 4 Carrots, shredded
  5. 1 cup Zucchini, shredded
  6. 1 cup Broccoli, shredded
  7. 1 cup Cauliflower, shredded
  8. 4 to 5 Garlic Cloves, minced
  9. 1/2 teaspoon of fennel seeds
  10. 3 cups of Salsa
  11. Lg. Sweet Potato/Yam, diced
  1. Add all ingredients (except sweet potato) to the crock pot, cook on high for 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Cook the sweet potato.
  3. Once cooked, drain the liquid from the pot (reserve cooking liquid for mashing).
  4. Mash the sweet potato, adding cooking liquid as needed, until it takes on a creamy texture.
  5. Spread meat mixture on the bottom of a casserole dish, cover with sweet potato.
  6. Cook in pre heated oven for 30 minutes at 350
  7. Let cool for 10 minutes and serve.
  1. I like to make this recipe into individual servings and freeze it. To do this, just divide the meat mixture into 8 individual dishes, and top with sweet potato. Freeze. Cook as normal from frozen state.
Adapted from Weight Watchers Recipe called Texas Shepherd’s Pie
Adapted from Weight Watchers Recipe called Texas Shepherd’s Pie
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7 thoughts on “Low Fat Shepherd’s Pie

    • Thanks for stopping by, this one makes a regular appearance at my place. It’s kind of like a fail safe or a go too sort of thing.
      Have a great day

    • Thank you Lorraine, I really appreciate simple and easy cooking this time of year (ok most times of the year) as I find that I have so much other things to do.
      Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day.

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