An easy to make cottage pie thats great for getting your five a day, easy to cook and can be re-heated, made vegetarian or vegan, and can be frozen. You can easily make this a vegetarian cottage pie by omitting the mince, or substituting tinned lentils for the mince. You can make it vegan by using margarine and soya milk for the mash.
Add vegetables that need using up, such as mushrooms, cabbage, peas, sweetcorn, spinach, lentils or remove the mince and make it vegetarian.
Made a delicious vegan version - used a vegetable stock cube, and replaced the milk and butter in the mashed potato with red palm and canola oil (also added some spring onions and rosemary). Wasn't clear on where I should add the veg stock, so I poured about 150ml over the vegetables before layering on the mashed potato. I omitted the mince (of course!) and also left out the carrots as I didn't have any. It was really lovely, even my meat-eating mum couldn't get enough - will definitely make again! - 12 Feb 2012
Delicious!!!!!!!! Thanx for posting! - 16 Jul 2011
where do you add the 500ml of beef stock? it says add the oxo and veg stock if its vegitable do you add the beef stock there? thanks - 17 Jun 2011