Healthy Cottage Pie with Cauliflower Spring Onion Mash




Yield 4 servings

Ground beef in a rich gravy topped with a Creamy flavoursome Cauliflower Spring Onion Mash - the whole family won't miss the potatoes in this delicious healthy recipe. 



For the cauliflower spring onion mash topping:

For the Cottage Pie filling:


For the cauliflower spring onion mash topping:

  1. Add the cauliflower to a large saucepan
  2. Just cover with chicken stock (broth), bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 mins until tender.
  3. Fully drain (this is important) and then add to a food processor with the almond (or cashew) milk and pulse a few times until smooth and creamy.
  4. Add to a bowl, stir in the spring onion, season to taste with salt and black pepper and then stir in the eggs. Set aside.

For the Cottage Pie filling:

  1. Spray a large frying pan over a medium-high heat with cooking oil spray, add the onion, celery and carrot and fry for a few mins till onion is translucent.
  2. Add in the ground beef and garlic, and continue to fry until the meat is browned. 
  3. Stir in the tomato paste, mixed herbs and balsamic vinegar.
  4. Pour in the stock 
  5. Mix the starch with a little cold water and add this in too, stir and then simmer for approx 15 mins until the gravy is rich and thickened and the vegetables are tender.
  6. Preheat oven to 200c (400f)
  7. Add the cottage pie filling to an ovenproof dish and carefully spoon on top the cauliflower spring onion mash. Rough over the top with a fork.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for about 35 mins until the topping is lightly golden.
  9. Serve and enjoy!!!


This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, paleo, Whole30, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

  • Extra Easy - 1 syn per serving
  • Original/SP - 1 syn per serving
  • WW Smart Points - 3 per serving
  • Paleo/Whole30 - use arrowroot or tapioca starch

*suitable for freezing

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Courses Main

Cuisine British

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving

Amount Per Serving

Calories 279

% Daily Value

Total Fat 7.2 g


Saturated Fat 2.4 g


Cholesterol 159 mg


Sodium 503 mg


Total Carbohydrates 22.6 g


Dietary Fiber 7.2 g


Sugars 7 g

Protein 34.9 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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