Cottage Pie

Slimming Eats Cottage Pie - Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Whole30, Paleo, Vegetarian, Slimming World (SP) or Weight Watchers friendly

I prefer to use a mixture of white and sweet potato for my cottage pie topping, as I find the sweetness of the sweet potato means you don’t need any cream or butter in the mash topping. Also the trick of mixing in too eggs, makes it much more velvety and makes it nice and golden on top. My kids absolutely love this dish too, so it is a great meal for the whole family to enjoy. Also if you have a healthy extra spare, top this with some cheese for a yummy cheesy topping.

Also if you like more gravy, why not try serving it with my syn free gravy

This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, Slimming World (SP) and Weight Watchers friendly

Slimming Eats Recipe

Extra Easy – syn free per serving

Green/Vegetarian – syn free per serving (use brown or green lentils or quorn)

Original/SP – syn free per serving (when using swede/rutabaga and carrot instead of potatoes) or my Cauliflower Mash and omit peas

Whole30/Paleo – top with swede/rutabaga and carrot or cauliflower mash and omit peas/worcestershire sauce


Cottage Pie
 
Serves 6
Author:
Ingredients
  • 450g (1lb) of extra lean ground beef
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • ½ cup (120mls) of frozen peas
  • 3 cups (720ml) of beef or vegetable stock
  • 2-3 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon of marmite (optional)
  • splash of balsamic vinegar
  • splash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Fresh Thyme and Rosemary
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Spray oil
  • For the topping:
  • 700g (24.5oz) of white potatoes, cubed
  • 500g (17.5oz) of sweet potato, cubed
  • Chicken or vegetable stock
  • salt and black pepper
  • 2 eggs
Instructions
  1. Spray a large frying pan over a medium high heat with spray oil, add the onion and garlic to the pan and cook until softened. Add the carrot and cook for a further 3-4 mins.
  2. Add in the ground beef, fresh thyme and rosemary and cook until browned, breaking up any big lumps with the back of a wooden spoon.
  3. Add the stock, tomato paste, marmite, Worcestershire sauce and balsamic vinegar and bring to the boil, reduce heat and allow to simmer for approx 20mins until sauce thickens.
  4. Set aside and allow to cool completely (I find this works better to layer the potatoes on top)
  5. Add the sweet and white potato to a pan and just about cover with chicken stock, bring to a boil and cover and simmer till fork tender.
  6. Drain the water from the potatoes and season to taste with salt and black pepper, add the eggs and mash until smooth.
  7. Add the ½ cup of frozen peas into the meat mixture, and transfer it all to a oven proof dish.
  8. Top with the mashed white and sweet potato and roughly smooth over with a fork. Spray over the top with some spray oil.
  9. Bake in the oven for approx 45 mins, until the mash is slightly golden on top. You can brown under a grill for an additional few mins to make the top more golden if you prefer.
  10. Serve with your choice of side and Enjoy!!!
  11. Optional: top the potatoes with some cheese to make a yummy cheese crust.

Slimming Eats Cottage Pie - Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Whole30, Paleo, Vegetarian, Slimming World (SP) or Weight Watchers friendly

The recipe above has been calculated for Slimming World, however for those of you following the Weight Watchers plan or another calorie controlled type diet. Below is the approx. nutritional information:

Approx. NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

1 serving

Calories

308

Fat

4.9g

Saturated Fat

1.9g

Total Carbohydrate

43.4g

Dietary Fibre

6.5g

Sugars

4.7g

Protein

             22.8g

Slimming Eats Cottage Pie - Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Whole30, Paleo, Vegetarian, Slimming World (SP) or Weight Watchers friendlySlimming Eats Cottage Pie - Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Whole30, Paleo, Vegetarian, Slimming World (SP) or Weight Watchers friendlySlimming Eats Cottage Pie - Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Whole30, Paleo, Vegetarian, Slimming World (SP) or Weight Watchers friendly

  • We both loved this, the light & crispy potato topping was great, the egg made all the difference, I will be making it again very soon. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I am making this tomorrow, just wondering how much thyme and rosemary i should use roughly?

    Lisa.

  • Anonymous

    you only need a sprinkling. Enjoy!!! 🙂

  • Julieanne Gibney

    Hi, I made this today & it was fecking fantastic. I just wondered is this still syn free, I only realised its dated as 2010. I just joined slimming world here in Ireland. Excited to have syn free delicious food. Best wishes.

  • slimadmin

    Hi there, yep this recipe is still free :). All my recipes even the old ones, have the ingredients clearly listed out, to make it easy for you to double check, just incase any rules have change. Hope that helps 🙂

  • Tammi

    What would you recommend as a substitute to celery and peas? Can’t wait to try this but have 2 fussy eaters in the house!