Cheesy Sweet Potato Cottage Pie

January 30, 2017

Cottage Pie Recipe

This meal is a perfect comfort dish for the whole family to enjoy and a meal that is full of healthy and really easy to make. If you like to plan your meals in advance you can make this dish and freeze it for a later date or use leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day. 

Recently, I have been swopping my usually white potato’s to sweet potatoes in my recipes and I have found they taste so much better and give any dish that little something extra with its creamy sweet taste. I have made this recipe a few times and really wanted to update my original recipe so that anyone looking for meal ideas could use this recipe, either for meal prep or for a dinner party. This dish will wow your guest and its so quick and easy it will give you more time to sit and spend time with friends and family while it cooks.

So here is my recipe, tried and tested by children , Cheesy Sweet Potato Cottage Pie.

Preparation Time : 10-15 minutes

Cook Time : 45 mins – 1 hour


(serves 4-6)

4 Sweet Potatoes, peeled & cut into large chunks1 tbsp Coconut Oil

1 Onion, diced

2 Carrots, diced

1 Courgette, diced

Fresh Thyme, a few sprigs

500g 5% Fat Beef Mince

200ml Vegetable Boullion Stock

2 tbsp Tomato Puree

150g Frozen Peas

Himalayan Pink Salt and Pepper, to season

50g Parmesan, grated

50g Cheddar Cheese, grated

Sweet Potato Cottage Pie Recipe

Cottage Pie Base - Beef Mince & Vegetables

Cottage Pie Before Cheese and Oven Bake


In a large saucepan boil some water and then carefully add the sweet potatoes and simmer for around 10 mins or so until tender.

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees fan oven

While the potatoes are boiling away, in a medium saucepan add the coconut oil and the fresh thyme and fry the onions, carrots and courgettes on a medium heat until soft, around 8 minutes

Add the beef mince and cook, stirring regularly to break the mince down into little pieces and cook until browned

Season with a little salt and pepper

Add in the tomato puree and stir well

Pour in the vegetable stock and bring to the boil and simmer for around 15-20 minutes

Take off the heat and set aside

Drain the water from the potatoes and in a large mixing bowl, add the potatoes and season with a little himalayan pink salt and pepper

Use a potato mashers or the back of a fork to mash up the potatoes until smooth

In an ovenproof dish pour in the mince and vegetables and smooth the top so its even

Pour over an even layer of frozen peas

Using a clean a couple of tablespoon, add a small layer of potato a little at a time until all the mince is covered, then add the rest of the mash over the top and level out using the back of a spoon

Add the grated cheddar and parmesan and place in the middle of the oven and bake for around 15- 20 minutes until the cheese has melted and browned slightly

Cottage Pie Recipe Serve with a side of with your choice of steamed vegetables, broccoli is our favourite and enjoy!

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5 responses to “Cheesy Sweet Potato Cottage Pie”

  1. Gemma Magpie says:

    Oh wow this looks and sounds incredible xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

  2. thanks for this recipe. sheperd's pie is such an awesome hearty dish for family nights. would be trying your recipe 🙂 thanks so much

  3. This looks super tasty. We make something really similar. Yummy

    GR |

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