Slimming World's Free recipe for this amazing Cottage Pie

Published Saturday, Mar 28 2015, 10:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Cottage pie has been a British classic for over 200 years. And for those of you who fancy the comfort of cottage pie,without the calories, check out this amazing recipe from Slimming World: cottage pie without the syns!

cottage pie from slimming world's food glorious food

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Now, this is a treat we don't feel guilty about! Enjoy...


  • 1kg potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 500g lean beef mince (5% fat or less)
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp sweetener
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


1 Cook the potatoes in a saucepan of lightly salted boiling water for 12-15 minutes or until tender. Drain, return to the pan and mash until smooth. Season well and set aside.

2 Meanwhile, spray a large non-stick frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a high heat. Add the onion, garlic, celery and carrots and stir-fry for 5 minutes. Add the mince and stir-fry for 5 minutes, then add the tomatoes, stock, sweetener and oregano and stir well. Bring to the boil then turn the heat to low and simmer for 12-15 minutes.

3 Preheat the oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6.

4 Transfer the beef mixture to a casserole dish and spread the mashed potatoes over the top, smoothing the surface with a fork (adding a pattern if you like).

5 Brush with the beaten egg and bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly golden and bubbling. Serve with your favourite vegetables.

Cook Time

One hour

Nutrition Information

Serves 4

Recipe from Slimming World's Food Glorious Food, available in all Slimming World groups now, priced at £4.95/€7.95. Visit or call 0844 897 8000.

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