clean eating cottage pie

Classic Cottage Pie Recipe

  • Author: Carey Wood
  • Prep Time: 8 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 43 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x


Clean Eating makeover of a budget friendly, classic family meal.



  • Ground beef (500g / 1lb)
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely sliced
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup tomato puree
  • 68 potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup milk / almond milk
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese (optional)
  • olive oil for cooking


  1. Preheat oven to 400’F / 180’C
  2. Savoury Mince : Heat a pan on the stove. Add olive oil, onions and garlic. Fry lightly for around 3 min until onions have softened. Add ground beef and fry until browned and all juices have reduced. Add tomato puree, carrots, salt and pepper and 1/2 cup water. Allow to simmer until water has reduced (about 5 min). Stir through peas. Spoon into an ovenproof dish. This is the bottom layer of the pie.
  3. Make the Mashed Potato: Heat up a large pot of water on the stove. Add potatoes and a pinch of salt. Boil for approx 12 – 15 min until soft. Drain and mash until smooth. Add butter, milk, alt and pepper to taste.
  4. Spoon the potato on top of the savory mince until entirely covered by a blanket of mashed potato. Sprinkle with cheese and bake on high for around 8-10 min so that cheese can melt and potato crisp on top.
  5. Serve on its own or with steamed vegetables on the side.

  • Category: Dinner