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Festive Cottage Pie With Sprout Mash

Festive Cottage Pie With Sprout Mash

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Prep Time

45 min



This rich beef pie is topped with a cheesy sprout mash, then baked until bubbling and golden for a festive twist on our Everyday Favourite!

Prep Time

45 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 red onion
1 broccoli
2 garlic cloves
40g cheddar cheese †
1 carrot
British beef mince 2
250g British beef mince
1 Marmite pot (8g) †
Kallo beef stock cube
1 Kallo beef stock cube †
1 tomato paste sachet (16g)
4 white potatoes
100g Brussels sprouts
You Will Need
Oven-proof dish, butter, milk, pepper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 red onion
  • 1 broccoli
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 40g cheddar cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 carrot
  • 250g British beef mince
  • 1 Marmite pot (8g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • Kallo beef stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tomato paste sachet (16g)
  • 1 white potato
  • 100g brussels sprouts
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 520 kJ
124 kcal
2756 kJ
655 kcal
of which saturates
5.3 g
2.6 g
27.8 g
13.7 g
of which sugars
11 g
2.6 g
58.1 g
13.5 g
Fibre 2.7 g 14.5 g
Protein 8.8 g 46.7 g
Salt 0.56 g 2.97 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
1 broccoli
1 garlic clove
40g cheddar cheese
pasteurised cows milk, cream, salt, vegetarian rennet, lactic acid culture
1 carrot
250g British beef mince
beef (100%)
1 Marmite pot (8g)
yeast extract (contains barley, wheat, oat, rye) (gluten), salt, vegetable juice concentrate, vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin b12 and folic acid), natural flavouring (contains celery)
Kallo beef stock cube
sea salt, potato starch, sustainable palm oil, vegetables (onion, CELERY, carrot), sugar, natural flavouring, yeast extract, caramelised sugar, beef powder, herbs and spices (parsley, turmeric, rosemary, garlic, black pepper, bay), mushroom
1 tomato paste sachet (16g)
1 white potato
100g brussels sprouts
brussel sprouts (100%)
  • Allergens highlighted by † (milk, celery, gluten)

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)

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

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

Chop the Brussels sprouts into quarters

Add the chopped potatoes to a pot of boiled water, bring to the boil over a high heat and cook for an initial 10 min, then add the sprouts and cook for 2-3 min further or until everything is fork tender


Once the potatoes and sprouts are done, drain and return them to the pot

Meanwhile, re-boil a kettle 

Peel and finely chop the red onion[s]

Top, tail, peel and dice the carrot[s]

Peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic


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

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

Meanwhile, dissolve the Kallo beef stock cube[s] and tomato paste in 200ml [350ml] boiled water and stir in the Marmite – this is your tomato stock



Once the vegetables have softened, add the beef mince and cook for 3-4 min or until browned, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as you go 

Grate the cheddar cheese 

Once the beef is browned, add the tomato stock to the pan and bring to the boil over a high heat

Season with a grind of pepper and cook for 4-5 min or until slightly thickened – this is your beef mixture


While the beef mixture thickens, return the drained potatoes and sprouts to a low heat with a large knob of butter, a splash of milk and a generous pinch of salt and pepper

Mash until smooth – this is your sprout mash


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

Top with the sprout mash and sprinkle over the grated cheese

Put the dish in the oven for 15-20 min or until golden brown and bubbling – this is your festive cottage pie 


Whilst the pie is in the oven, re-boil a kettle

Cut the broccoli into florets

Add the broccoli florets to a pot with plenty of boiled water and bring to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, cook for 3-4 min or until tender with a slight bite, then drain and season with a pinch of salt


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