Scrummy, filling comfort food that’s super easy to cook, what could be better than a homemade cottage pie!?!  Homemade cottage pie that costs just 55p per person and comes out of your freezer ready for the oven – that’s what!


Ingredients

  • Mince £8.55
  • Onions 50p
  • Potatoes £1.00
  • Cheese £2
  • Butter 25p
  • Plain Flour 15p
  • Beef Stock 12p
  • Worcestershire Sauce 65p

Total Cost = £13.22

Makes 24 servings = 55p per serving

Cottage Pie Recipe - Ingredients
Cottage Pie Recipe – Ingredients

How To Make Cottage Pie

Peel and chop the potatoes and pop them onto boil.

Cottage Pie Recipe Step 1
Cottage Pie Recipe Step 1

Dice the onions.

Cottage Pie Recipe Step 2
Cottage Pie Recipe Step 2

Put them in a large pan to fry.

Cottage Pie Recipe Step 3
Cottage Pie Recipe Step 3

Add the mince to the same pan.

Cottage Pie Recipe Step 4
Cottage Pie Recipe Step 4

Add four stock cubes.

Cottage Pie Recipe Step 5
Cottage Pie Recipe Step 5

And the bottle of Worcestershire sauce.

Cottage Pie Recipe Step 6
Cottage Pie Recipe Step 6

Then cover the mince mixture with flour.

Cottage Pie Recipe Step 7
Cottage Pie Recipe Step 7

Keep stirring it until the mince is browned.

Cottage Pie Recipe Step 8
Cottage Pie Recipe Step 8

Then half fill oven and freezer proof dishes with the mince mixture.

Cottage Pie Recipe Step 9
Cottage Pie Recipe Step 9

Once the potatoes are soft drain off the water.

Cottage Pie Recipe Step 10
Cottage Pie Recipe Step 10

Then add a generous dollop of butter.

Cottage Pie Recipe Step 11
Cottage Pie Recipe Step 11

And about 500g of grated cheese.

Cottage Pie Recipe Step 12
Cottage Pie Recipe Step 12

And mash it all together.

Spoon the mashed potato over the mince mixture and drag a fork over the top to make lots of lovely ridges that will brown in the oven.

Cottage Pie Recipe Step 13
Cottage Pie Recipe Step 13

Oven cook your pie for about 40 minutes, you’ll know it’s ready when it’s piping hot throughout and the top has those lovely crusty brown bits.

Cottage Pie Recipe Step 14
Cottage Pie Recipe Step 14

We like it with veggies or baked beans, today Little Miss requested both and I couldn’t bring myself to tell a four year old she couldn’t have more veg, so we had our cottage pie with broccoli, sweetcorn and baked beans.

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