Cottage pie with crispy potato topping


The ultimate comfort food… This one is always a hit in our house, being a tasty family favourite that never lasts too long!! This is another dish that never makes it to my freezer but would freeze beautifully to enjoy at a later date. It is the healthy variation of the classic cottage pie that is topped with creamy mash. It contains succulent beef oozing with flavour, full of farm house vegetables and has a layered topping of thinly sliced golden potatoes. Yum!!!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 500g mince beef or turkey
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 300g frozen veg- I used mixed vegetables-carrots, broccoli, cauliflower & peas
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 3 white potatoes
  • Coconut oil or olive oil
  • Black pepper
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • Pinch sea salt

Here’s what to do:

  • Pre-heat oven to 190 deg c
  • In a frying pan, cook the onion in some coconut oil- approx 5 minutes on a medium heat
  • Add crushed garlic and cook for 1 minute
  • In a small saucepan boil the mixed frozen vegetables until cooked
  • Add beef to the pan and cook for 5 minutes
  • Add tin of tomatoes, mixed vegetables,oregano & sea salt
  • Crumble a beef stock cube into the mice mixture and simmer for 20 minutes
  • Add mixture into a baking/pie/casserole dish


  • Peel and slice approx 3 potatoes into thin slices (As many as you need to cover the mince mixture in the dish)
  • Place potatoes slices over the mince mixture


  • Drizzle or brush with oil and cook in the top of the oven for approx 40 minutes until potatoes are golden at the edges
  • Remove from the oven and season with some black pepper and serve



Aimee ❤





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