• Serves 4
  • 2 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 10 Ingredients


This cashew cheese shepherd’s pie is a great dinner for the whole family.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 500 grams organic chicken mince or regular meat mince
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 onion
  • 1 capsicum
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 whole cauliflower
  • 2 sweet potatoes or 1/2 pumpkin
  • 1 cup cashews (pre-soaked in water for two hours)
  • To taste salt and pepper


  1. In a glass baking dish - line sides with butter to prevent sticking.
  2. In a fry pan, lightly fry chopped onion, tomato and mince with salt and pepper until meat is cooked (approx 10 mins.)
  3. Add in diced capsicum, carrot and peas and cook for another 5 mins.
  4. In a blender/food processor, add 1 cup cashews to 1/4 cup water and blitz until cashew mixture is creamy - if needed add more water.
  5. In a separate pot, boil chopped cauliflower and sweet potato in some water.
  6. When the cauliflower and sweet potato has cooked through, strain, add 1 tablespoon of butter and mash.
  7. In your glass baking dish add in the meat mince mixture and flatten as a bottom layer.
  8. Add the mashed sweet potato and cauliflower as the next layer.
  9. Top with cashew cheese as the final layer.
  10. Place in oven to cook on medium for 10 mins or until cashew cheese is slightly brown.

  • That topping looks and sounds delicious – a lovely alternative to the norm!


  • What a delicious twist to a shepherd’s pie.


  • A lovely shepherds pie recipe with an ingenious creative twist, thanks!.


  • We recently discovered my son is lactose intolerant, so glad to find this recipe :) it’s going on my Pinterest


  • Simple and delicious :)


  • What a fabulous take on an age-old favourite – love it!


  • How much cheese do you use or is it a matter of how much you want? It does not say in the recipe.


  • I’m hearing a lot about ‘nut cheese’ at the moment! This looks like the perfect way to try it out! It sounds delicious!!


  • a great twist. I also like your sweet potato and cauliflower mash.


  • I have seen this recipe on the sidelines of MoMs fir a while now but only just clicked on it. I am so glad I did! I know I will love this, may need to cook a steak for hubby, but I know I’ll love it. Thanks for sharing


  • I don’t think I’ve ever cooked with cashews. It sure sounds great though

    • Cashews are wonderful in cooking. I use them a lot in my recipes.


  • just the sound of the words cashew cheese sounds great – what a cool take on a classic – can’t wait to try this out :) Thanks for sharing


  • Great recipe. Thanks for sharing another take for classic.


  • Thanks for this delicious looking shepherds pie recipe – a little different.


  • What a novel idea to use cashews in this way. Very interesting!


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