Ultimate Cheesy Mash Topped Cottage Pie
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Ultimate Cheesy Mash Topped Cottage Pie

Ultimate Cheesy Mash Topped Cottage Pie

with Green Beans

Looking for a taste of everyday luxury? This Ultimate Cheesy Mash Topped Cottage Pie is our best ever version, with premium ingredients for an extra special twist on a classic recipe.

Family Friendly

Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the war in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.

Preparation Time40 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes


serving amount

450 grams


1 unit(s)


150 grams

Green Beans

3 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

60 grams

Mature Cheddar Cheese

(Contains Milk)

240 grams

British Beef Mince

1 carton(s)

Tomato Passata

22 grams

Red Wine Jus Paste

(Contains Sulphites, Celery)

20 grams

Parmigiano Reggiano

(Contains Milk)

Not included in your delivery

½ tsp

Sugar for the Sauce

100 milliliter(s)

Water for the Sauce

10 grams



Nutritional information

Energy (kJ)3230 kJ
Energy (kcal)772 kcal
Fat38.6 g
of which saturates19.9 g
Carbohydrate63.8 g
of which sugars14.5 g
Protein47.2 g
Salt2.64 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.


Garlic Press
Large Saucepan
Small Bowl
Potato Masher
Oven dish


Get Prepped

Bring a large saucepan of water with 1/2 tsp salt to the boil. Peel and chop the potatoes into 2cm chunks. 

Peel and trim the carrot, then quarter lengthways. Chop widthways into small pieces. 

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

When boiling, add the potatoes to the 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.

Cook the Carrots

While the potatoes cook, heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat.

Once hot, add the carrot and season with salt and pepper. Fry, stirring occasionally, until softened, 6-7 mins.

Meanwhile, grate the Cheddar.

Once the carrot has softened, transfer to a small bowl.

Fry the Beef

Pop your (now empty) pan back on medium-high heat (no oil).

Once hot, add the beef mince and fry until browned, 5-6 mins. Use a spoon to break it up as it cooks, then drain and discard any excess fat. 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.

Add the cooked carrot back to the pan along with half the garlic. Stir and cook for 1 min more.

Simmer your Pie Filling

Pour the tomato passata into the beef pan, then stir in the red wine jus paste, sugar and water for the sauce (see pantry for both amounts).

Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 8-10 mins. 

Meanwhile, preheat your grill to high.

Once the potatoes are drained, add the Cheddar and mash until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Cover with a lid to keep warm. 

Time to Grill

Once the pie filling has thickened, season to taste, then remove from the heat. Add a splash of water if it's a little too thick, then transfer to an appropriately sized ovenproof dish.

Top the filling with an even layer of mash and smooth it out using the back of a spoon.

Sprinkle over the Parmigiano Reggiano, then grill until golden brown, 6-8 mins.

Finish and Serve

Meanwhile, wash out your frying pan and pop back on medium-high heat with a drizzle of oil. Once hot, add the green beans and stir-fry until starting to char, 2-3 mins.

Stir in the remaining garlic, then turn the heat down to medium and cook for 1 min.

Add a splash of water and immediately cover with a lid or some foil. Cook until tender, 4-5 mins. Stir through the butter (see pantry for amount), then remove from the heat.

Serve your ultimate cottage pie with the buttery green beans alongside.