Cottage Pie

Cottage Pie
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep. time: 85 minutes
  • Total time: 30-60 Minutes
  • Syns per serving:
    • FREE
    • 8
    • Add 6 Syns if not using Reduced fat Cheddar as a Healthy Extra on Original and Extra Easy.

  • Difficulty Rating: 1

This farmhouse family favourite has been given a Food Optimised make-over and tastes just fab. Serve with fresh, veggies for a delicious dinner.


  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 500g lean beef mince (5% fat or less)
  • 300g chopped kale
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 200g passata
  • 6 tbsp tomato purée
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1kg potatoes
  • 200g fat-free natural fromage frais
  • 160g reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, grated


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C Fan/Gas 6. Boil the potatoes in a large saucepan of lightly salted water for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain. Add the fromage frais, mash until smooth and set aside.
  2. Spray another pan with low calorie cooking spray, add the onion and garlic, fry for 5 minutes. Add the minced beef and cook for a few minutes until the beef is brown.
  3. Stir in the kale, chopped tomatoes, passata, tomato purée, Worcestershire sauce and herbs. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Spoon the beef mixture into an oven proof dish and spread the mash over the top and sprinkle with cheese. Place into a hot oven for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Serve with lots of vegetables of your choice.

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