A British Favourite – Cottage Pie Recipe

One of my Favourite British recipes is for my delicious Cottage Pie, I am truly thankful that all of the ingredients are readily available here as this is one thing I am not sure I could live without! My Cottage Pie is really simple to prepare and cook and the results are guaranteed to be great every time, so if you are craving some British food (I am aware this doesn’t happen often) be sure to make this Cottage Pie Recipe;


  • 1000g of Peeled and Chopped Potatoes
  • 150ml of Milk
  • 1 Large Knob of Butter
  • 400g of Beef Mince
  • 2 Peeled and Chopped Carrots
  • 1 Chopped Red Onion
  • 750ml of Gravy (I cheat and use Bisto)
  • 1 Pinch of Mixed Herbs
  • 1 Pinch of Chilli Flakes
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
My Cottage Pie Ready for the Oven


  1. Put the potatoes on to boil for 25 minutes
  2. Whilst the potatoes are boiling begin to fry the mince, carrots, red onion, herbs, chilli, salt and pepper in a pan
  3. Once the mince has completly browned add the gravy and simmer for 10 minutes
  4. Once the potatoes are soft add the milk and butter and mash
  5. Then pour the mince mix into an oven dish and spread the mash evenly over the top
  6. Add a few small knobs of butter across the top to help the cottage pie to brown
  7. Place into an oven preheated to 200C for 30-35 minutes or until the top has browned
My Cooked Cottage Pie Ready to Serve

Serving Suggestions

For me there is nothing better to enjoy cottage pie with than Heinz Baked Beans, but whatever you do, do not put tomato ketchup with it, you will offend the cook!

This cottage pie was served for our friends for dinner at the weekend and everybody thought it was as delicious as I do. It is so simple and can be prepared earlier in the day then put in the oven when required making it a great dish for a busy day! I for one will always keep Cottage Pie on my list of British Favourites.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. ebe says:

    Mmm…this looks glorious! I have been hesitant to try a pie, but this recipe looks very doable. Thanks for sharing & wish me luck.

    1. It is so easy and so easy to adapt, adding bell peppers is also great! I would love to know how it goes 🙂

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