Old-Fashioned Cottage Pie Recipe

Old-Fashioned Cottage Pie Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: Waitrose & Partners via Youtube


If you’re stuck with your ground beef and don’t know what to cook, always go classic with this cottage pie recipe from Waitrose & Partners on YouTube. This cottage pie is so quick and easy; it will reach the dinner table in less than an hour. Moreover, you’ll only need a few simple ingredients for this that you might already have in your kitchen.


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I just love how hearty and comforting this dish is. It’s a staple in my home cooking, and I make this almost every week; it’s just that good! Watch the video below to learn the step by step instructions on how to make this fantastic dish. 


  • 2.20 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 carrots, diced
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 3/4 cups of beef stock
  • 7 medium potatoes, diced
  • butter
  • 5 oz milk
  • seasonings, to taste
  • grated cheese, optional


Step 1

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Next, prep and cut your veggies accordingly. After this, heat some oil in a large pan, then saute the diced onions and carrots until softened. Set them aside. Heat a little oil in the same pan and brown the ground beef. Once your meat is browned, add the sauteed veggies back into the pan and stir them all together. Add 2 tbsp tomato puree, 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, and 1 3/4 cups of beef stock. Mix well, then allow the mixture to simmer for twenty minutes.

Cooking the ground beef for the cottage pie recipe
Image credits: Waitrose & Partners via Youtube


Step 2

In the meantime, diced your potatoes and boil them until softened. Once done, drain them and mash them. Add some butter and a splash of warm milk. Mix it all together and season to taste.

Step 3

Now, grab your casserole dish and transfer the ground beef mixture. Add the mashed potatoes over the top and fluff the top with a fork. Add shredded cheese on top (optional). Place the casserole in the preheated 400 degrees F oven and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

Adding the mashed potatoes over the ground beef to make the cottage pie
Image credits: Waitrose & Partners via Youtube

Old-Fashioned Cottage Pie Recipe

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