Cottage pie with spoonful taken out in a square casserole dish

Cottage pie recipes

16 Recipes

Make a hearty cottage pie for the family. Our recipes include traditional, spicy chilli, sweet potato, beef bourguignon and even veggie versions.

Cottage pie


(633 ratings)

This great-value family favourite freezes beautifully and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy

Italian cottage pie


(34 ratings)

Add a little 'mamma mia' to a beef stew with pancetta and oregano, and a crunchy topping of Parmesan-coated potatoes...
  • 5 hours
  • Easy

Next level cottage pie


(8 ratings)

We've taken the humble cottage pie to the next level by giving it defined layers, fluffier mash and a rarebit topping with extra gravy for serving...
  • 2 hours and 50 mins
  • More effort

Beef bourguignon cottage pie


(43 ratings)

A hearty meal for all the family, by Gary Rhodes. You can prepare it up to a month in advance
  • 3 hours and 40 mins
  • Easy

Quick cottage pie


(21 ratings)

A quick cottage pie that uses low-fat buttermilk in the mash
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Italian veggie cottage pie


(46 ratings)

An Italian twist on an English classic, with sundried tomato, spinach and aubergine, this veggie pie makes a super budget supper
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Moroccan-spiced cottage pies


(5 ratings)

Spice up traditional cottage pie with Middle Eastern flavours and add chickpeas to the mashed topping for a more exotic beef mince recipe
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • More effort

Tasty cottage pies


(5 ratings)

The classic family dish from the Cooking with Auntie Sara series - perfect for getting the kids involved
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

Cottage pie bake


(4 ratings)

The combination of braised beef and cheesy mashed potatoes will always be a family favourite
  • 3 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

Cottage pie cakes


(10 ratings)

These rostis with beef mince are great for using up leftover mashed potato and are ideal for a family supper
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Cottage chilli hotpot


(31 ratings)

The ultimate make-ahead comfort food dish - if you're spending a weekend in the country this dish will defrost as you travel
  • 3 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy

Multi mince


(29 ratings)

Use this great mince recipe as a base for bolognese or cottage pie - freeze a batch ready to whip out for last-minute dinners
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
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