Cottage pie is one of my all time favourite, such a homey, warm-hearted feel to it. With all my dishes I try to shove in as much veg as I possible can, this can help with fussy kids to as it disguises it more. I loved the flavours that came out of this dinner with all the different spices and herbs we put in gave it a little extra.  My secret ingredient for this is sweetcorn it is so tasty in a cottage pie, I’ll never make one without it again!


Gluten, celery, milk.



Serves: 2

Mince 500g pack

1 Onion

1 Large Carrot

2 sticks of Celery

6 tablespoons of sweetcorn

6 tablespoons of frozen peas

Beef stock cube

200g Potato

50ml Milk

1 knob of butter

Sprinkle of cheese

4 Broccoli heads


A sprinkle of…

Black pepper, oregano, chilli powder, bay leaf, garlic, basil, sage.







Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

  1. Dice the vegetables and set side until needed, brown the mince in a fry pan followed by the onion, carrot, celery and a 200ml jug of stock. Add in the spices & herbs and leave to simmer, for the water to evaporate.
  2. Boil the potatoes until soft, add in the milk, and butter and mash.
  3. Add in the peas and sweetcorn to the mince for the last few minutes before placing in a oven proof dish, layer the mash on top and a sprinkle of cheese and bake until the cheese is golden.
  4. Boil/ steam the broccoli and plate up.

Top tip: We sprinkled black pepper and chilli powder on the top too for an extra bit of flavour, scrummy!

Nutritional breakdown

This is an overview of all of the macro-nutrients (e.g. fat, carbohydrates, protein) and what individual ingredients of the recipe offer as a percentage to each nutrient.

Calories: 57% mince, 12% potato, 10% butter.

Carbohydrates: 42% potato, 16% onion, 12% carrot.

Of which sugar: 28% onion, 25% carrot, 14% peas.

Fibre: 24% carrot, 22% peas, 19% potato.

Protein: 87% mince, 4% peas, 3% potato.

Fat: 54% mince, 31% butter, 4% stock.

Of which Saturates: 54% mince, 40% butter, 3% milk.

Salt: 74% stock, 20% mince, 3% celery.

This is one of my homely recipes, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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