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Cottage pie bowl: A hearty dinner made for individuals

Try something hearty and delicious this week when you’ve made a cottage pie bowl for yourself and every person in the family.

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We don’t want to cook much in winter as it’s already dark when you get home, and you want something comforting to enjoy while you put on your favourite shows. Cottage pie is a great way to go because it’s easy to put together and this recipe is great for making ahead of time for the week. Trying this cottage pie bowl recipe will save you lots of time and provide you with great nutrition as well as flavour for a winter evening.

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The recipe includes a quick and easy to prepare mince meat sauce topped with some fluffy mashed potatoes and a sprinkle of cheese. There aren’t many dishes this easy and comforting to eat. You can even freeze the mince meat with the layer of mashed potatoes on its own and add the cheese when you defrost and reheat it. It’s all up to you. Remember that you need to let your bowls cool completely before freezing them. If you feel like it, why not add a freshly made green salad on the side? There is more than enough time to throw a salad together while your bowl of delicious cottage pie is defrosting and heating up.

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Try something hearty and delicious this week when you’ve made a cottage pie bowl for yourself and every person in the family.

Last updated on 7 June 2023

Cottage pie bowl recipe

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Recipe by Melissa Jacobs Course: MainCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy


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  • 5 ml 5 oil

  • 1 kg 1 lean beef mince meat

  • 1 1 onion, diced

  • 1 tsp 1 garlic, crushed

  • salt & pepper

  • BBQ seasoning

  • 15 ml 15 tomato sauce

  • 5 ml 5 Worcestershire sauce

  • 5 ml 5 chutney

  • 5 ml 5 mixed herbs

  • 50 ml 50 water

  • For the topping
  • 4 cups 4 mashed potatoes

  • 2 cups 2 grated cheddar cheese


  • In a saucepan, heat the oil. Add the onion and fry until glassy. Add the mince meat. Brown the meat. Season well. 
  • Add the rest of the ingredients. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Divide the mince in bowls. Top the mince with a layer of mash and then sprinkle the cheese. Cover with cling wrap and freeze until needed.
  • Defrost and place in the microwave for 5 minutes.

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