Cosy Cottage Pie

Try our Cosy Cottage Pie for tonight's Dinner

Preparation Time:

15 mins

Cooking Time:

45 mins

Skill Level:






  • 450g lean minced beef
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 chopped carrotts
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • low cal spray oil
  • 500g potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
  • Cut into florets small cauliflower head
  • 75ml low fat milk
  • (optional) 30g low fat cheese


Cook the beef over a medium heat for about 5 minutes until brown. Add the onions and carrots and cook for another 10 minutes. Stir in the broth, peas, fresh thyme and a pinch of salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer. 

Boil the potatoes for about 10 minutes. Add the cauliflower and cook until the potatoes and cauliflower are tender. Mash the vegetables with a potato masher until smooth. Heat the milk and add to the mixture with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Pour the beef mixture into a large oven proof dish and top with the mashed vegetables.  Pre-heat the oven to 200°C (Gas mark 6) and cook for about 20 minutes or untill golden brown. Optional- Use a Bite and sprinkle 30g of low fat cheese over your pie before baking.