his and her cottage pies

His and Her Cottage Pie Recipe

In my attempt to waste less food, save money and get healthier I am sharing my little recipe for His and Her cottage pie. This is enough to make two yummy little pies and you can make this using a slow cooker or just in a pan. Each of the ingredients can be changed or substituted to suit your tastes and it’s a meal that can be made bigger the serve the whole family.

individual cottage pie

To make two his and her cottage pies I used

200g lean steak mince
50g frozen sweet potato mash
50g frozen mash
1/4 red onion
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp Roma Italian spice mix
40g Emmantal, grated
2 tsps boursin garlic and herbs cheese
salt and pepper to taste
splash of red wine
50ml passatta
6 closed cup mushrooms
1 green chilli
2 tbls oil

Slow Cooker – add mince, passata, red wine, mushrooms, onions and garlic into slow cooker for several hours. Add chilli twenty minutes before serving and salt and pepper to taste.

Pan – warm up the oil and lightly cook off the garlic, onions and mushrooms. Add mince and when brown add red wine, italian herbs and passata. Add chilli just before serving and stir through. Add salt and pepper to taste. I personally love the My Secret Kitchen range of herbs and spices but you can use any.

Prepare mash. I used frozen mash because I was using up leftovers in my freezer. I used two different types of mash because I like Sweet Potato and Adam doesn’t. Once heated and mashed add salt, pepper and 1 tsp boursin per portion of mash. I also added a tsp of English Mustard to Adam’s mash because he likes it.

Add mince into oven dish and spread mash over top. Sprinkle with cheese and bake or grill until cheese is melted and golden brown.

his and her cottage pie recipe



  1. I will definitely try this. Looks yum. Have been meaning to buy little pie dishes for ages for this kind of thing. Love cottage pie. Also love not wasting food, which I ALWAYS seem to be doing. #FabFridayPost

  2. Ha ha ha love it what a great idea. I always do a mummy and baby one. though baby tends to be bigger cos I portion off and freeze!
    Thanks for linking to #foodiefriday

  3. What a great way to use up leftovers and sweet potato mash on cottage pie is just genius why have I not thought of this before ?

    Thanks for linking up to #FoodieFriday

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