Cottage pie

A quick and easy pie loaded with vegetables the whole family will enjoy.

A mince resource card and the recipe can be downloaded here.

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Cottage pie


 Serves 4

4 medium mashing potatoes, peeled and sliced
½ cup reduced fat milk
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 onion, peeled and finely sliced
2 carrots, finely sliced or grated
500g beef mince
1 cup mushrooms, finely sliced
2 courgettes, finely sliced or grated
400g can tomatoes, chopped
2 Tbsp tomato sauce
½ cup water
¼ cup cheese, grated (optional)
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley


Half fill a saucepan with water, add potatoes, bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a sharp knife.
Drain and mash the potatoes with the milk. Keep warm.
Heat a saucepan, add the oil, onion and carrots and cook for 5-10 minutes. Add the mince and stir fry until brown.
Add mushrooms, courgettes, tomatoes, water and tomato sauce and simmer for 20-30 minutes, adding more water if the mixture becomes dry.
Preheat the oven to 200ºC.
Place the mince mixture in a baking dish.
Spread the potato over the top and sprinkle with grated cheese.
Place in preheated oven and bake for 20-30 minutes or until the potato is steaming hot and golden brown.
Remove from the oven and serve sprinkled with parsley.

Nutrition Information Panel

Per Serving [4 Serves]
Energy 1922kj
Protein 38g
Total fat 17.7g
- saturated fat 6.2g
Carbohydrates 34g
- sugars 12.5g
Fibre 6.3g
Sodium 325mg