What’s for Dinner?  Do you ever get tired of trying to figure out what to make each night? Do we make chicken and rice or rice and chicken?  I hear ya-LOUD and CLEAR!  That is why I want to feature a new recipe each week as apart of our ‘What’s for Dinner?’ cooking series that will be quick, easy, and yummy! March is National Nutrition Month so this month we are going to focus on recipes with healthier alternative ingredients. This week we are going to learn how to make a mean Skillet Shepherd’s Pie subbing the potatoes for Cauliflower and here’s the other catch, with only 6 ingredients! Yes I said 6. Our friend Karen at MommaChef.com was kind enough to share her amazing recipe with all of us MomRemoders!


Momma Chef:

Bringing you fabulous recipes using less than 6 ingredients and under 6 minutes of prep time! It will look like you’ve spent hours in the kitchen with help from Momma Chef. Prepare to impress starting with this delicious Shepherd’s Pie!

As you can imagine, this recipe was created when I was on one of my 10 different diets of the year and was on a cauliflower kick! This diet suggested cutting out the carbs of regular potatoes and substituting a healthier version with cauliflower. Little did I know how much I would love this dish with cauliflower and prefer it over the heavier mashed potatoes that’s normally in Shepherd’s Pie! This is one of my favorite dishes to make and serve.

Skillet Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash (serves 6 or more)

What You’ll Need: 

1 lb. ground beef

1 12 oz. bag cauliflower florets

1 container Trader Joe’s Mirepoix mix (contains chopped onions, carrots and celery)

2 tbsp. salt

2 tbsp. chopped rosemary

1 tbsp. olive oil

How to Cook:

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

 Steam cauliflower florets in a pot on the stove or in the microwave.

 While the cauliflower is steaming, in a separate oven-safe skillet heat 1 tbsp. olive oil over medium high heat.

 Add in ground meat and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

 Then add in Trader Joe’s Mirepoix mix, 1 tbsp. salt and the chopped rosemary. Cook another 2 minutes, mixing everything together.

 When cauliflower is soft, mash with a fork and add in 1 tbsp. salt.

 Remove the meat from heat, spread the cauliflower mash over the mixture in the skillet and bake for 25 minutes.


1) If you can’t find the Mirepoix mix, you can use 1/2 onion, 3 carrots and 3 celery stalks – all chopped.

2) If you prefer mashed potatoes over cauliflower mash, substitute 3 cups mashed potatoes.

3) I normally like to make my dishes in one pot, but this one is so ridiculously delicious that it’s worth using

the extra pot! It is best made in a cast-iron skillet. If you don’t already own one, it’s worth buying. I got

mine at a discount store like Home Goods, and I use it all the time.

For more simple and easy 6 ingredient recipes connect with Momma Chef’s Facebook page. Hope you are feeling inspired! Let us know how your Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie turned out in the comment section below! Also if you made any revisions, we’d love to hear those.