Cottage Pie

Cottage Pie Recipe

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Cottage Pie Recipe

If you are looking for an easy mince pie recipe, then you parked at the right page. This easy cottage pie recipe is perfect for a family of four and ideal for any occasion, as a lunch or a dinner. It simply tastes delicious, if I may say so myself.

Cottage pie, Shepherd's pie, or hachis Parmentier is a meat pie consisting of cooked minced meat topped with mashed potato. The difference between cottage pie and shepherd's pie lies in the meat. Cottage pie is cooked with beef, whereas shepherd's pie is cooked with mutton.

That being said, you can use either mutton or beef and prepare your own version of this mince pie recipe, either cottage pie, or shepherd's pie. For the sake of keeping the food fun police happy, we will from hereon forward, call this mince pie recipe, a cottage pie recipe.

This is a basic cottage pie recipe, some people add peas or mixed garden vegetables when cooking the mince, but this cottage pie recipe makes no mention of vegetables. You can add any vegetables of your choice if you prefer. Our suggestion would be to add the vegetables towards the end of the mince cooking process.

Thanks for being here, we hope you enjoy this mince pie recipe and welcome you to share your thoughts and tell us what you think of this recipe. We welcome all suggestions.

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Recipe Info


Serves: 6


Calories: 470
Carbs: 39.5 g
Fat: 15.1 g
Protein: 44.6 g

Cooking Times

30 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 30 Minutes
45 min
Cook Time
0 Hours and 45 Minutes
75 min
Total Time
1 Hours and 15 Minutes




  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°C)
  2. In a large frying pan, heat the fat and sauté the onion until lightly browned
  3. Add the tomatoes and mince and heat through, about five minutes
  4. Add the salt, pepper, and herbs, stirring well
  5. Place the meat mixture into a deep ovenproof baking dish and cover with the mashed potato. Dot the top of the mixture with small pieces of the butter
  6. Place in the oven and bake until the top is brown and crisp, about 30 to 35 minutes
  7. Serve hot with a healthy side salad serving. Enjoy!

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Nancy Osmond
Tasty cottage pie recipe. If I can make one suggestion, please. When you add the mashed potato to the top of the mince pie mixture. punch a few holes with a skewer into the top of the cottage pie. It allows the overflow mixture to evaporate. Otherwise, perfect mince pie 🥧 recipe. 5.00
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The Cooking Cat
Hi Nancy, thanks for the positive feedback and for the suggestions. We appreciate comments like yours.

Lucille Herbert
This is a lovely mince pie recipe. We took your suggestions into consideration and added mixed garden vegetables to our cottage pie recipe. Great taste and easy recipe. Thanks for sharing. 5.00

Bella Summers
What a great cottage pie recipe this is. My husband is a huge fan of mince pies and this cottage pie recipe brought a big smile to his face. Thanks. 5.00

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