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Recipe; Mrs F’s Cheesy Cottage Pie

It’s rare that Mrs F cooks, but when she does, her signature dish is this Cheesy Cottage Pie and it is yummy!

Can’t cook, won’t cook

It’s no secret that Mrs F doesn’t do much cooking. It’s not that she can’t cook, it’s just I watch over her when she is. Mainly because “that’s not how I do it”. So she just generally doesn’t bother. On top of that, she works a lot so the last thing you want to be doing is cooking when you get in from a hard days graft.

Cheesy Cottage pie

Mrs F’s Cheesy Cottage pie is one of those dishes that you can’t help but have more than one portion of. It’s quite a simple recipe but it does take a little while to cook. Good things, come to those who wait!

This recipe contains lots of cheese. Mrs F made it and she’s obsessed with cheese!

Mrs Fs Cheesy Cottage Pie

Mrs F’s Cheesy Cottage Pie

Its not healthy, but it tastes amazing! Perfect for cold winter days.
4 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 5
Calories 823 kcal


  • 500 g beef mince
  • 3 large carrots Chopped
  • 1 medium onion Chopped
  • 180 g fresh or frozen garden peas
  • 1 Garlic clove – crushed
  • 2 tsp Dry Mixed herbs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp Beef gravy mix
  • 200 ml Boiling water
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 large potatoes Chopped & quartered
  • 100 ml Semi Skimmed milk
  • 25 g Butter
  • 200 g Mature cheese


  • Add the oil to a deep pan.
  • Add the garlic, onions & carrots and lightly fry until onions are translucent.
  • Add the mince to the pan and fry until browned.
  • Add the Worcestershire and ensure everything is mixed well.
  • Add the mixed herbs, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the gravy granules to the boiling water and mix until granules are dissolved.
  • Pour the gravy into the pan and mix well.
  • Allow to simmer for 30 minutes.
    Minced Beef Carrots And Onions
  • Remove the mixture from the heat and pour into a 40cm oven proof dish.
  • Add the peas and mix.
    Cottage Pie Mix Cooling
  • Allow to cool for 30 minutes.
  • Pre heat the oven to 180c / gas mark 4
  • Boil the potatoes for 20 minutes or until the potatoes break easily.
  • Drain and mash the potatoes, adding the butter and milk to create a fluffy mash.
    Mashed Potato
  • Add the cheese to the mash and mix well
    Mature Cheese In Mashed Potato
  • Spoon the mash over the cooled mince
  • Level the mash and make a pretty pattern with a fork.
    Fluffy Mash Potato Cottage Pie
  • Place in the centre of the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes, until the peaks of the mash start browning.
    Golden Mash Potato Cottage Pie
  • Serve, and enjoy!
Keyword Minced Beef, Potatoes, Vegetables

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  1. 4 stars
    Hi Damion.

    This. Sounds. AWESOME!!!

    Cottage pie and cheese … together! I’m going to be recommending this to my better half this evening. We will, of course, exclude the garlic because that is the work of the devil, but other than that it all sounds delicious.

    • You could certainly make it vegetarian… just replace the minced beef with mushrooms, lentils etc and replace the gravy with vegetable stock and a dash of cornstarch.


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