Maximized Shepherd’s Pie


Shepherd’s pie is a hearty favourite that can easily be transformed to fit the Maximized lifestyle. Using Mashed NO-tatoes and your choice of ground meat protein, this classic comfort meal is sure to become a staple in your household.

Makes 6 Servings


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef, turkey or lamb
  • 1 stalk organic celery, finely chopped
  • 1 cup frozen organic peas
  • 1 organic bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 2 tbsp iced cold water
  • 1 cup organic vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the Mashed NO-tatoes recipe and set aside.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the coconut oil over Medium heat and add the onion and celery.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until soft.  Add the ground beef/lamb, increase the heat to Medium-High and cook until browned, breaking up chunks with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add remaining vegetables (you can add any veggies you’d like!) and sauté for 4 minutes.  Add the stock, stirring to combine.  Add the thyme, oregano, cloves and sea salt/pepper.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the arrowroot powder with the iced cold water, stirring with a fork until smooth.  Add arrowroot mixture to the veggies, stirring well to combine.  Bring to a boil and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the gravy thickens.  Transfer the mixture to a 9″ round or 3-quart rectangular casserole dish.
  5. Spread the Mashed NO-tatoes onto the meat mixture and spread evenly.  Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the Mashed NO-tatoes are golden.


Kari Penner

About Kari Penner

Kari Penner, BA, MA (in process) is a Wellness Coach and works at Shine Dental. She has spent most of the past decade studying Wellness, Nutrition, Toxicity and has been a professional Life Coach since 2001. In 2011, she started her Master’s of Counseling at Providence Seminary. Learn More