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Absolutely Delicious Classic Shepherd's Pie

The best paleo shepherd's pie with the healthiest ingredients. Your whole family is going to love this absolutely delicious classic shepherd's pie.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free, ground lamb, homemade mashed potatoes, shepherd's pie
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 398kcal


  • 6-7 large potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 5 tablespoons butter divided
  • 3 tsp. salt divided
  • dash of pepper
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 onion minced
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 pounds ground lamb
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Red Boat
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • dash of nutmeg
  • parsley


  • Preheat oven to 400℉.
  • Steam potatoes for 20 minutes. Drain and place in the bowl of your food processor fitted with the large chopping blade. Add coconut milk, 2 tblsp. butter, 2 tsps. of salt and a dash of pepper. Process until fluffy and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onion and carrot and cook on low heat for 10 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Add ground lamb and stir over a medium heat, breaking up meat with a spatula for 5 more minutes.
    Drain lamb mixture. Pour in stock, Red boat, and add tomato paste, 1 teaspoon of salt, and nutmeg. Stir. Simmer until thickened for 5 minutes.
    Spoon into a 2 quart casserole dish. Spoon the mashed potatoes around the top. Dot the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter around the potatoes.
    Bake for 40-50 minutes. Ovens may vary so check after 40 minutes and bake until the casserole is done to your liking.


  • I used coconut oil, but you can use extra-virgin olive oil or avocado oil if you prefer
  • For the coconut milk I use in this recipe, I recommend Native Forest that is organic, certified gluten-free, and canned with non-BPA packaging. Native Forest doesn’t add any extra sugar or sweeteners, just pure coconut goodness. There is also a “light” variety that should also work beautifully with this recipe.
  • If dairy agrees with you, milk can be used instead of coconut milk.
  • Many shepherd's pie recipes call for Worcester sauce which I switched out for Red Boat. All of Red Boat’s products are gluten-free as they do not contain wheat or wheat by-products and are produced in a gluten free facility. The ingredients are quite simple: just anchovy and sea salt.


Calories: 398kcal