Low-Carb Cheesy Dumpling Topping


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Prep information

Prep time
10 minutes
Cook time
30 minutes
Recipe by
Aaqib at Lo-Dough

Nutritional information (per portion)

191 kcal

Lo-Dough as a Low-Calorie and Low-Carb Stew Topping.

Finding a nice replacement for mash on top of a shepherds/cottage pie isn't easy if you are watching calories and carbs, but we've come up with something that we think fits the bill very nicely: The Lo-Dough Cheesy Dumpling Topping. Think more towards dumpling/cobbler than mash and you'll be thinking along the right lines.

This works on top of any stew - not just a mince based mix. It makes a portion for 2 people, so just don't use your biggest casserole dish. 

Low Carb Cheesy Dumpling Topping

Low in calories and carbs and as ever, high in taste and a satisfying and filling alternative to mashed potato, breadcrumbs and other dumpling style doughs. 

We still love Lo-Dough as pastry on top of a pie, so click the link for a look at some more recipes.


Serves 2
  • 2 piece of Lo-Dough, whizzed to fine crumbs in a processor
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 40g of grated mature cheddar
  • 60ml of semi skimmed milk
  • Salt & pepper to taste

What you'll need

This diet-friendly recipe is possible with:

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  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the Lo Dough crumbs, the cheese (minus a few sprinkles for later), the egg yolk and the milk. Mix well. If the paste is too thick, add a dash more milk. It should be spoonable, but not sloppy in consistency.
  2. Take your cooled stew mix and fill 1cm from the top in a 16x13cm oven proof dish - or something around that size. It's a portion for too, so don't go too big on the dish. Smooth the mix over the top and use a fork to create a textured finish.
  3. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and cook in a preheated, moderate oven (approx. 180C/356F/Gas 4) for between 30 and 40 minutes, or until your stew is cooked through and the topping is golden and delicious. Serve with side vegetables of your choice.

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