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.

669 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This great-value family favourite freezes beautifully and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser

2 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
37 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

5 hrs
Easy
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8 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 50 mins
More effort
4 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Try this twist on the classic cottage pie. The creamy truffle flavour of celeriac makes it really comforting – an ideal family dish for cold winter nights

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
43 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A hearty meal for all the family, by Gary Rhodes. You can prepare it up to a month in advance

3 hrs and 40 mins
Easy
22 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A quick cottage pie that uses low-fat buttermilk in the mash

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
56 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
6 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Spice up traditional cottage pie with Middle Eastern flavours and add chickpeas to the mashed topping for a more exotic beef mince recipe

1 hr and 35 mins
More effort
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

The classic family dish from the Cooking with Auntie Sara series - perfect for getting the kids involved

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
52 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A classic reborn; a low-fat beef mince pie with a parsnip topping

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

The combination of braised beef and cheesy mashed potatoes will always be a family favourite

3 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
10 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
18 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Use penny buns or mixed wild mushrooms for this rich and earthy vegetarian recipe

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
24 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Try a new topping for your comforting bake by adding cauliflower and a little cheddar cheese - there'll be some leftover for a second meal, too

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
31 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

The ultimate make-ahead comfort food dish - if you're spending a weekend in the country this dish will defrost as you travel

3 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
30 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
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