Rutabaga is even more delicious than potato atop this paleo version of shepherd’s pie. This shepherd’s pie with rutabaga is one of my go-to dinners during the colder months!
In my opinion, potatoes are very overrated. They don’t really taste that great unless they’re fried or covered in cheese, which is cheating. A great vegetable should taste delicious with less than that.
Enter the rutabaga. You may have seen rutabagas hiding at the grocery store under the name “yellow turnips”. Although they’re yellowish on the inside, on the outside they fade from white to light purple. They’re much lower in calories and carbohydrates than potatoes, and also taste way better. I would choose mashed rutabaga over mashed potatoes any day, and their lovely yellow color makes this shepherd’s pie look even more inviting than the traditional version.