Homemade Individual Cottage Pie

Comforting Cottage Pie and Steamed Veg

By the wlr team

This recipe makes 2 servings that are packed full of fruit and veg; it has more than 6 of your 5 a day! Served with some fresh steamed vegetables this recipe makes a great low calorie dinner.

  • Recipe makes: 2 servings
  • Prep time:
    15 mins
  • Cook time: 45 mins
  • Calories: 386
    per serving


  • 3 carrots
  • ½ onion
  • 100g potatoes
  • 150g swede
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 250g minced beef, lean
  • ½ can plum tomatoes
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 1 stock cube
  • 160g broccoli
  • 160g cauliflower

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  1. Peel and chop one carrot, the onion, potatoes, swede and garlic.
  2. Boil the potatoes and swede until soft and then mash.
  3. In a separate pan (preferably non-stick), saute the minced beef, garlic and onion until the beef is brown and the onion and garlic is soft - drain any excess juices/fat. Then add the diced carrot, plum tomatoes, mixed herbs and stock cube.
  4. Simmer for approx 15 minutes - adding a splash of water if needed and then pour mixture into a suitable dish, cover with the swede and potato mash and then grill until the mash forms a nice crust.
  5. While this is cooking chop and steam the broccoli, other 2 carrots and cauliflower. Serve along side your cottage pie.
Nutrition information per serving
Calories (kcal)386
Carbohydrate (g)29.3
Fat (g)14.2
Protein (g)36.2
Fibre (g)9.2
Alcohol (g)0.0
Fruit & Veg6.5

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