Caramelized Onion Shepard’s Pie

Sugar Free Recipe

This combination of caramelized onion and mushroom in a Shepard’s pie is absolutely delicious. I like using the baking rings or individual ramekins for portion control. This goes great with roasted vegetables.

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3 lb. yellow Finn or Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
1/4 cup heavy cream
4 tbsp unsalted butter
6 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for sprinkling
2 tbsp chopped chives
5 tbsp olive oil, divided, plus more for greasing rings
2 medium yellow onions, halved and sliced (3 cups)
3 medium portobello mushroom caps
1 1/2 lb assorted wild mushrooms, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp)
1 cup grated Asiago cheese
2 tbsp when combined: flat leaf parsley, thyme, oregano and/or sage


1. To make Potatoes: Put potatoes in pot, and cover with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 30 minutes, or until tender. Drain. Warm cream and butter in pot; add potatoes, and mash until smooth. Stir in Parmesan and chives, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Cool.
2. To make Filling: Heat 1 Tbs. oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onions, and cook 20 minutes, or until golden.
3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray. Set portobellos gill-side up on baking sheet, and drizzle with 1 Tbs. oil. Roast 25 minutes, or until tender. Cool, then slice thin.
4. Toss wild mushrooms with remaining 3 Tbs. oil and garlic on separate baking sheet; season with salt and pepper, if desired. Roast 20 minutes, or until tender. Cool, chop, and toss with Asiago, herbs, and onions.
5. Coat baking sheet and inside of 8 3-inch baking rings (or ramekins) or 9-inch pie dish with cooking spray. Layer portobello slices on bottom of each ring. (Add any leftover portobellos to mushroom mixture.) Use half of wild mushroom mixture to create second layer. Use one-third of Potatoes to create third layer, then add remaining mushroom mixture. Top with remaining Potatoes, shaping each into dome. Sprinkle each pie with pinch of Parmesan. Bake 40 minutes, or until golden. Let cool in rings 5 minutes. Use metal spatula to transfer pies (in rings) to plates. Run paring knife around inside of rings to loosen; lift off rings.