Healthy Cottage Pie

cottage pie


  • 1lbs/450g lean beef mince
  • 1 onion, diced finely
  • 2 carrots, diced finely
  • 2 tbsp peas frozen
  • 3 mushrooms, sliced
  • 6 broccoli florets
  • 5 potatoes, cooked
  • 2 tbsp low-fat milk
  • pinch of salt & pepper
  • Beef stock cube
  • 275ml of water


  •  Preheat oven to 180°C (fan 160°C/gas mark 4).
  • Place the minced beef in a frying pan.  Add a pinch of salt & pepper.
  • Add the onion, carrots & mushrooms to the minced beef.
  • Fry until meat is browned and drain off excess fat.
  • Dissolve the stock cube in boiling water and add to the mince.
  • Bring to boil, stirring continuously.
  • Put the beef mixture into a casserole dish.
  • Mash the potatoes and add a little milk.
  • Spoon the mash potatoes smoothly on top of the beef mixture with a knife to form a pattern on top.
  • Bake in the oven for 45 mins.