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Cheesy Cottage Pie

Cheesy Cottage Pie

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Prep Time

50 min



Deliciously comforting and satisfying, this firm family favourite also contains 2 of your five-a-day! Let it bubble away in the oven till golden, or, if you're in a hurry, simply serve the cheddar mash & mince together without baking, in a relaxed open cottage pie style. (Gluten-free, suitable for coeliacs).

Prep Time

50 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
can of chopped tomatoes 1
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
1 red onion
1 garlic clove
1 spring onion
40g mature cheddar †
1 tbsp Henderson's Relish
400g potatoes
1 dried bay leaf
1 carrot
2 tomato ketchup sachets (30ml)
beef stock cube (new5/18)
1 beef stock cube †
British beef mince 2
250g British beef mince
You Will Need
Oven-proof dish, butter, milk, olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes (400g)
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 spring onion
  • 40g cheddar cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tbsp Henderson's Relish
  • 400g potatoes
  • dried bay leaves
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 tomato ketchup sachet (15ml)
  • 1 Knorr beef stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 250g British beef mince
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 397 kJ
94 kcal
2629 kJ
626 kcal
of which saturates
4 g
2 g
26.4 g
13.5 g
of which sugars
9 g
2.5 g
59.8 g
16.9 g
Fibre 1.4 g 9.2 g
Protein 5.8 g 38.3 g
Salt 0.58 g 3.83 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 can of chopped tomatoes (400g)
chopped tomatoes 99.8%, salt
1 red onion
red onion
1 garlic clove
1 spring onion
spring onion
40g cheddar cheese
pasteurised cows milk, cream, salt, vegetarian rennet, lactic acid culture
1 tbsp Henderson's Relish
water, spirit vinegar, sugar, colour-caramel, syrup, salt, tamarinds, acetic acid, cayenne pepper, cloves, saccharin, galic oil, tragacanth & isopropyl alcohol
400g potatoes
dried bay leaves
dried bay leaves
1 carrot
1 tomato ketchup sachet (15ml)
tomato puree* (made with 138g of tomatoes per 100g ketchup), sugar, spirit vinegar (6%), modified maize starch, salt, acidity regulator (citric acid), preservatives: sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate, spices, yeast extract, natural flavourings, *made from sustainably grown tomatoes
1 Knorr beef stock cube
Salt, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), potato starch, sugar, beef extract (4%), yeast extract, flavourings, onion powder, caramel syrup, maltodextrin, parsley, carrots, spices (parsley roots, CELERY seeds).
250g British beef mince
beef (100%)
  • Allergens highlighted by † (milk, celery)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1  Cheesy Cottage Pie

Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7

Cut the potatoes (skins on) into bite-sized pieces 

Add them to a pot of water with a pinch of salt and bring to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, cook for 15 min or until fork-tender 

2  Cheesy Cottage Pie

Meanwhile, peel and dice the red onion[s] 

Peel and dice the carrot[s]

Tip: this is best done by quartering the carrots lengthways and then cutting across

Peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

3  Cheesy Cottage Pie

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a drizzle of olive oil over a medium-high heat

Once hot, add the diced carrot, diced onion and dried bay leaf[ves] with a pinch of salt

Cook for 5 min, or until softened and starting to colour – this is your carrot mixture

4  Cheesy Cottage Pie

Meanwhile, dissolve the beef stock cube[s] in 2 tbsp [4 tbsp] boiled water

Grate the cheddar

Trim and chop the spring onion[s] finely

5  Cheesy Cottage Pie

Add the beef mince and chopped garlic to the carrot mixture and increase the heat to high

Cook for 5 min further, or until the mince has browned, breaking it up as you go

6  Cheesy Cottage Pie

Add the beef stock, tomato ketchup and Henderson's Relish to the mince and cook for 4 min

Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for 5 min or until it reaches a bolognese-type consistency

Taste for seasoning, adding more salt and pepper if needed

Remove the bay leaf[ves]

7  Cheesy Cottage Pie

Meanwhile, drain the cooked potatoes and add a large knob of butter and a splash of milk

Mash well, then mix in the chopped spring onion and grated cheddar 


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Transfer the mince to a suitably sized oven-proof dish, pat it down, then pile on the mash and spread it out with a fork

Put it in the oven for 15 min or until bubbling 

Serve and enjoy!

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