Cottage Pie


Serves 4

Extra Easy – syn free per serving

Original – syn free per serving (when using suede and carrot instead of potatoes)


400g of extra lean sirloin beef mince

2 stalks of celery, chopped

2 carrots, chopped

1 large onion, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

1/2 cup of frozen peas

400ml of beef stock

200ml of passata

splash of balsamic vinegar

splash of Worcestershire sauce

Fresh Thyme and Rosemary

Frylight of Pam spray

For the topping:

700g of white potatoes, cubed

300g of sweet potato, cubed

1 egg


Preheat oven to 200c of 400f

Add the cubed sweet and white potato to a large saucepan of boiling water and simmer until soft and fluffy.

In the meantime, spray a large frying pan with Frylight or Pam spray, add the onion, garlic and celery to the pan and cook until softened. Add the carrot and cook for a further 3-4 mins. Add a little bit of the stock if it starts to stick.

Add in the sirloin beef mince, fresh thyme and rosemary and cook until browned, breaking up any big lumps with the back of a wooden spoon.

Add the stock, passata, Worcestershire sauce and balsamic vinegar and bring to the boil, reduce heat and allow to simmer for approx 20mins.

Drain the water from the potatoes, add the egg and mash until smooth.

Add the 1/2 cup of peas into the meat mixture, and transfer it all to a oven proof dish.

Top with the mashed white and sweet potato and roughly smooth over with a fork.

Bake in the oven for approx 30 mins, until the mash is slightly golden on top.

Serve and Enjoy!!!

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  • Chrissy

    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?


  • 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!