Sweet Potato and Bacon Cottage Pie
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Sweet Potato and Bacon Cottage Pie

Sweet Potato and Bacon Cottage Pie

with Mushrooms and Cheddar

We love good Sweet Potato Cottage Pie with Broccoli and this deliciously simple, chef-curated recipe doesn't disappoint. Time to bust out the pots and pans!

Family Friendly
Cereals containing gluten

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Preparation Time40 minutes
Cooking time25 minutes


serving amount

1 unit(s)

Sweet Potato

450 grams


2 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

240 grams

British Beef Mince

80 grams

Sliced Mushrooms

7.5 grams

Worcester Sauce

(Contains Cereals containing gluten)

25 grams

Sun-Dried Tomato Paste

1 carton(s)

Tomato Passata

10 grams

Beef Stock Paste

30 grams

Mature Cheddar Cheese

(Contains Milk)

90 grams

British Smoked Bacon Lardons

Not included in your delivery

50 milliliter(s)

Water for the Sauce


Nutritional information

Energy (kJ)3541 kJ
Energy (kcal)846 kcal
Fat37 g
of which saturates15.2 g
Carbohydrate84.7 g
of which sugars18.5 g
Protein47.8 g
Salt3.85 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.


Chopping Board
Medium Saucepan
Grill Pan
Baking Dish
Baking Tray


Prep the Potatoes

Preheat your oven to 240°C/220°C fan/gas mark 9.

Put a large saucepan of water with 0.5 tsp salt on to boil for the potatoes.

Chop the sweet and white potatoes into roughly 2cm chunks (peel first if you prefer).

Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). 


Get Frying

Heat a large frying pan on medium-high heat (no oil).

Once hot, add the beef mince and fry until browned, 4-5 mins. Use a spoon to break it up as it cooks, then drain and discard any excess fat.

Add the bacon, garlic and mushrooms to the pan, then cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 4-5 mins more. Season with salt and pepper. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw mince. It's cooked when no longer pink in the middle. Cook bacon thoroughly.

Make the Mash

Meanwhile, add both the chopped potatoes to your pan of boiling water and cook until you can easily slip a knife through, 15-20 mins.

Once cooked, drain in a colander and return to the pan, off the heat. Add a knob of butter and a splash of milk (if you have any) and mash until smooth.

Season with salt and pepper. Cover with a lid to keep warm.

Simmer the Filling

Once the mushrooms have browned, add the Worcester sauce to the pan and bubble away until evaporated, 30 secs.

Stir in the sun-dried tomato paste, tomato passata, beef stock paste and water for the sauce (see pantry for amount).

Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until thickened, 5-6 mins. 

Assemble your Pie

Preheat your grill to medium-high.

Transfer the beef filling to an appropriately sized ovenproof dish and top with an even layer of mash.

Grate the Cheddar cheese, then evenly sprinkle over the mash.

Grill until golden and bubbling, 4-5 mins.


Once your cottage pie is ready, allow to stand for 2 mins before serving on plates.



Step 2 MOD: If you’ve chosen to add bacon lardons to your meal, add them to the pan at the same time as the mushrooms. Stir-fry until golden, 4-5 mins, then continue as instructed. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw meat. Cook bacon thoroughly.