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“Cheater’s” Shepherd’s Pie (AIP, Paleo)

  • Author: Jaime Hartman
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Classic shepherd’s pie is comforting, but so much work and so many dishes! This AIP-friendly version is made in a single pot and skips the unnecessary prep like mashing potatoes.


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and divided
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cassava flour (optional)
  • 2 cups leftover cooked lamb meat, cut into bite sized chunks
  • 1/2 cup bone broth
  • salt to taste
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and sliced into rounds about 1/8 thick
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil in an oven safe skillet, such as cast iron.
  3. Add onions, carrots, and mushrooms to skillet and cook, stirring constantly until softened (about 5 minutes).
  4. Add cassava flour and mix in, cook for about 1 minute.
  5. Add lamb meat and broth and stir to combine. Taste and add salt if desired. Then spread so the meat and vegetable mixture is an even layer in the skillet.
  6. Arrange sweet potato slices in a single layer on top. Brush with remaining 1 tablespoon coconut oil and sprinkle with dried rosemary and salt.
  7. Cover with aluminum foil and place skillet in oven. Bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Remove aluminum foil and turn broiler in oven on to brown tops of sweet potatoes (watch carefully, may take just a minute or two).
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Casserole