Growing up in the UK, cottage pie was something I ate a lot of! Unfortunately, most of them were in the form of frozen meals that I microwaved or heated up in the oven.
If you’re unfamiliar with cottage pie, then you might be surprised by how delicious this Keto cottage pie recipe is.
What is Cottage Pie?
The basics of cottage pie is a minced beef mixture with mashed potatoes on top. The reason it’s called cottage pie is because many of the poorer British population lived in cottages during the 18th Century.
It was around that time that potatoes became a staple in the UK (especially among the working and lower classes). So pies made with meat and potatoes became known as cottage pies.
You might also see them called Shepherd’s Pie, but generally Shepherd’s Pie is made with minced lamb while Cottage Pie is made with minced beef.
What so great about Keto Cottage Pie?
This Keto cottage pie recipe (it’s also Paleo and AIP-friendly) is perfect to make as a large batch. Instead of mashed potatoes, I’ve used mashed cauliflower instead. The flavor is delicious and the ghee adds a ton of creaminess to the mash.