• Laura Carbery

Cottage Pie

Prep: 20 mins

Cook: 1 hr

Serves: 6 adults

Suitable from 6 months +

Whizz, mash or chop to the required consistency for relevant weaning stage


1kg potatoes, peeled & cut into chunks

knob of unsalted butter

good splash of milk

1 tbsp olive oil

2 small onions, peeled & finely chopped

2 celery sticks, finely chopped

2 carrots, peeled & finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 tsp dried thyme

900g lean minced beef

1 tin chopped tomatoes

2 tbsp tomato puree

300ml low salt beef stock

1 tin cannellini beans, drained & rinsed

ground black pepper


Large ovenproof casserole pot

1. Put the potatoes in a saucepan and pour in enough water to cover them. Bring to the boil and then simmer until tender (approx 10 mins depending on the size of the pieces.)

When the potatoes are cooked, remove from the heat, drain thoroughly and mash with the butter and milk until smooth and creamy. You may want to add a little bit more or less milk and butter, it's up to you!

2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large ovenproof casserole pot over a medium heat and soften the onion, celery, garlic and carrots for 5-6 minutes. Turn up the heat and allow the pan to get hot before you add the minced beef. Break up the meat and allow to brown and cook through for 4-5 minutes. Stir through the thyme, tomato puree and chopped tomatoes until combined and then pour over the beef stock. Bring to a steady simmer, then cover and cook for 20 mins.

3. Preheat the oven to 180°C. When the beef is ready, remove the lid and stir in the cannellini beans and season with ground black pepper. Spoon the mash on top and spread out evenly. Bake in the oven for 25-30 mins until the top is starting to brown and the mince is bubbling up around the edges.

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