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Sweet Potato-Topped Cottage Pie

Sweet Potato-Topped Cottage Pie

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Prep Time

40 min



With three of your 5-a-day, this dish brings you a classic cottage pie with a veg-packed twist! To make the filling, you'll combine beef mince with onion, carrot, cumin, mushrooms and kale. Top with sweet potato mash and grated cheese and bake until bubbling and golden. (Gluten-free, suitable for coeliacs.)

Prep Time

40 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 red onion
40g mature cheddar †
1 tsp ground cumin
80g shredded kale
1 carrot
beef stock cube (new5/18)
1 beef stock cube †
3 medium sweet potatoes
80g chestnut mushrooms
British beef mince 2
250g British beef mince
1 tomato paste sachet (16g)
You Will Need
Oven-proof dish, butter, flour, olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 red onion
  • 40g cheddar cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 80g shredded kale
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 Knorr beef stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 80g chestnut mushrooms
  • 250g British beef mince
  • 1 tomato paste sachet (16g)
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 664 kJ
158 kcal
2850 kJ
677 kcal
of which saturates
6.5 g
3.2 g
27.7 g
13.7 g
of which sugars
17.2 g
5.7 g
73.9 g
24.5 g
Fibre 2.1 g 9 g
Protein 8.7 g 37.5 g
Salt 0.75 g 3.21 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 red onion
red onion
40g cheddar cheese
pasteurised cows milk, cream, salt, vegetarian rennet, lactic acid culture
1 tsp ground cumin
ground cumin
80g shredded kale
1 carrot
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).
1 medium sweet potato
sweet potato
80g chestnut mushrooms
chestnut mushrooms
250g British beef mince
beef (100%)
1 tomato paste sachet (16g)
  • 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 Sweet Potato-Topped Cottage Pie

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

Boil a kettle, then peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into small bite-sized pieces

Add the chopped sweet potatoes to a pot of boiled water with a pinch of salt, bring to the boil over a high heat and cook for 10 min or until fork-tender

Once done, drain and return to the pot to steam dry

2 Sweet Potato-Topped Cottage Pie

Meanwhile, reboil a kettle

Peel and finely chop the red onion[s]

Peel, top, tail and dice the carrot[s] 

Chop the chestnut mushrooms finely

3 Sweet Potato-Topped Cottage Pie

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

Once hot, add the chopped onion and carrot and cook for 3-4 min or until beginning to soften

Add the chopped mushrooms and ground cumin and cook for 1 min further

Add the beef mince and cook for a further 3-4 min until browned, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as you go

4 Sweet Potato-Topped Cottage Pie

Once browned, add 1 tsp [2 tsp] flour and cook for 1 min, stirring until combined

Add the beef stock cube[s], tomato paste, 250ml [500ml] boiled water and shredded kale and bring to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 8-10 min or until thickened – this is your beef mixture

Meanwhile, grate the cheddar cheese

5 Sweet Potato-Topped Cottage Pie

Return the drained sweet potatoes to a low heat with a large knob of butter and a pinch of salt and pepper

Mash until smooth

6 Sweet Potato-Topped Cottage Pie

Once the beef mixture has thickened, transfer it to an oven-proof dish

7 Comforting Sweet Potato-Topped Cottage Pie

Top the beef mixture with the sweet potato mash and grated cheese

Put the dish in the oven for 15 min or until bubbling and golden – this is your cottage pie


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