Welcome autumn: Pumpkin shepard’s pie

created by Eloisa Faltoni
Welcome autumn: Pumpkin shepard’s pie

In recent weeks, Barcelona has welcomed the autumn. Temperatures have gone down, the sky has clouded over, pants have become long, sandals have been changed for boots, and the first pumpkins have arrived in stores.

Personally I love pumpkins, all types, so I decided to propose a recipe that has the main protagonist of this vegetable. It is an easy to prepare recipe and really tasty. It is also a very convenient dish, since you can leave it prepared before and pass it through the oven just before serving it. I hope you like it 😉

Pumpkin shepard's pie

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Phase 1 · Phase 3 Serves: 2 - 3 Prep Time: Cooking Time:


  • 4 cups pumpkin
  • 360 gr of minced beef
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1 celery
  • Orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Black pepper
  • Salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F (180º C)
  2. Peel, cut and cook the pumpkin in a pot with plenty of water and a pinch of salt; cook for about 20 minutes
  3. Meanwhile, wash and peel the onion, celery and carrot t finely chop them
  4. In a nonstick skillet, put the trio of chopped vegetables and minced meat
  5. Adjust salt and pepper and cook over medium heat about 15 minutes
  6. When the pumpkin is cooked, drain well and beat with 1 pinch of salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and orange peel until a perfectly homogenous puree
  7. Place all the meat in a ceramic or glass tray and press it with a spatula to leave a compact and solid base
  8. Pour the puree over the meat and spread it with a spatula until covering all the meat
  9. Bake for 20 minutes

This recipe is suitable for the Fast Metabolism Diet – FMD Phase1 and Phase3. With these quantities, you get 3 protein servings for <20 pounds or 2 protein servings for >20 pounds.

      Phase 1 Lunch: Add grains, fruit and vegetables
      Phase 1 Dinner:Add grains and vegetables
      Phase 3 Lunch: Add healthy fats, fruits and vegetables
      Phase 3 Dinner: Add healthy fats, grains (optional) and vegetables

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