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Cottage Pie Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Cottage Pie

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"This is a recipe from my Gram who is English. She served this often, and I have modified her recipe for my family and this is it. A great alternative to Shepherd's Pie."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch deep dish pie Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 inch deep-dish pie plate.
  2. Place potatoes into a pot; cover with salted water, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover; simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain; mash with 2 tablespoons of the butter and the garlic. Season to taste with salt and pepper; set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef, herbes de Provence, and nutmeg; cook and stir until beef is lightly brown and crumbly, about 10 minutes. Spread the beef evenly in the prepared pie plate. Cover evenly with the peas; spread the mashed potatoes over the peas. Dot the casserole with the remaining butter.
  4. Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven until heated through and bubbly, about 20 minutes.
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  • PREP 30 mins
  • COOK 20 mins
  • READY IN 50 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 28, 2009

Great! I used frozen mixed vegetables instead of green peas and added canned tomato soup to the beef because it seemed dry. Easy, straightforward comfort food.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 30, 2013

Three stars because there is no cream of XXX soup, but that might have been the best part of this recipe. I too found it to be very bland and a little dry. May try again and deviate from the recipe.

 

35 Ratings

Mar 12, 2009

This was easy & tastey. The only thing I changed was the sugar&ketchup sauce went on the top. The leftovers made for awesome sandwiches the next day. Thanks!

 
Oct 14, 2009

Superb basic recipe that leaves lots of room for customization. I will use this recipe again, but I look forward to adding my own spin such as more meat, gravy, etc.

 
Jun 01, 2009

Wonderful cottage pie, reminds me of the meals I had in my British school's canteen. I followed the recipe for everything except the green peas coz I do not have them on hand. I use a bigger onion instead. I forgot to dot extra butter on top, but it still came out crisp with adequately brown. Next time, I will try other's suggestion of using some ketchup to make the source. My kids love it and it's definitely a keeper.

 
Aug 26, 2011

Very good, but it only needs a little HP sauce added to the meat mixture to be perfect!!

 
Aug 16, 2011

I did spice it up with some extra garlic salt...i used italian spices instead of the herbs de provence and i used instant potatoes to help with time. I used frozen peas...and they cooked just fine...came out done as expected. And to make it all perfect i added shredded cheese on top. My husband and i really liked it. This is a yummy, yummy comfort food!

 
Jan 25, 2011

For variation: Lightly saute fresh mushrooms, onion and garlic in olive oil. Add ground beef until just brown. Drain. Add jar beef gravy and Worcester sauce to taste. Mix well. Spoon into 9" square baking dish. Cover with prepared mashed potatoes. Ring top with baby carrots. Brush with beaten egg. Bake at 350 until bubbly. Enjoy.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 400 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.7 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 24.6 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 3.7 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 17.9 g
  • 36%
  • Sodium
  • 238 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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