Calorically Conscious Cottage Pie!


Cottage Pie


Calorically conscious cottage pie (try saying that 5 times 😂).

First time run at this, and it came out pretty good (Even if I do say so myself ha ha)!


1kcal spray 
500g 5% lean mince beef
2 onions, finely chopped
3 carrots, chopped
3 celery sticks, chopped
I squeeze of ‘easy’ garlic 
3 tbsp plain flour
1 tbsp tomato purée
850ml beef stock
4 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
20g eat lean spreadable protein cheese
2 x 425g root vegetable mash from Tesco 

Cottage Pie

Cottage Pie


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan and the beef mince until browned – Set aside as it browns.

    Cottage Pie

  2. Spray some more oil into the pan, add the finely chopped onions, chopped carrots and chopped celery sticks and cook on a gentle heat until soft, about 20 mins until it all softens.

  3. Add the squeeze of garlic, 3 tbsp plain flour and 1 tbsp tomato purée, increase the heat and cook for a few mins, then return the mince to the pan.

  4. Add the 850ml beef stock & 4 tbsp Worcestershire sauce.

  5. Bring to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for 45 mins. By this time the gravy should be thick and coating the meat. Check after about 30 mins – if a lot of liquid remains, increase the heat slightly to reduce the gravy a little. 

  6. Meanwhile, bang the mash in the microwave and cook as per instructions. Once it’s pinged, remove from container and chuck it all in a bowl. Stir through the spreadable cheese.

    Spoon the meat into a ovenproof dish and then add the the mash on top. Heat oven to 200and cook for 25-30 mins, or until the topping is golden.

    Cottage Pie

    Cottage Pie

  7. Cottage Pie
  8. Done!


    Let me know how it goes! For more tasty but simple recipes click here.

    Tristan ‘yes chef’ Buttle. 



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