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This is it. Look no further, because you’ve found it. What is “it” exactly? It’s the epitome of amazing Irish comfort food: Shepherd’s Pie. There’s absolutely nothing like the hot, silky, herbed texture of ground beef and vegetables underneath the creamy texture of parsnips and cauliflower. You don’t even need a fork to eat this—just a spoon and a bowl. And when it’s chilly outside (even if “chilly” means 60 degrees where you live), Shepherd’s Pie is just . . . perfect. Wrap yourself in a wool sweater, close your eyes, and smell.
Did I mention that this is like, ridiculously easy to prep and cook? It’s pretty much foolproof: puree cauliflower and parsnips and bake over a saute of vegetables, beef, and broth. That’s pretty much it. Plus, this recipe serves 8 people. It’s party food, it’s movie night food—and it’s definitely St. Patrick’s Day food. But if you’re not having a party, definitely have some freezer bags or Tupperware on hand because you’re gonna have leftovers.
A few notes. Traditionally, this recipe is served with mashed potatoes on top, which you can absolutely do, but for this recipe I’ve created a mash of parsnips and cauliflower—it’s more nutritious than plain mashed potatoes, and even more tasty (in my…
Read the full recipe on Civilized Caveman Cooking.