Vegetarian Cottage Pie

  • Servings : 4-6
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 40m
  • Ready In : 60m

The recipe

Vegetarian cottage pie is a tasty and wholesome alternative to the traditional dish. It is fine served on its own or with any vegetable of your choice.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 large carrots, cut into 20mm chunks
  • 2 tbsp thyme, chopped
  • 350ml vegetable stock
  • 400g chopped tinned tomatoes
  • 400g green lentils
  • 900g sweet potatoes
  • 25g butter
  • 85g cheddar style goats cheese, grated
  • salt to taste


Step 1

Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the onion for 10 minutes until soft and golden.

Step 2

In the meantime cook the lentils in a saucepan by covering them in water and simmering for 20 minutes until tender.

Step 3

To the onions, add the carrots, thyme, stock and tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Add the cooked lentils and simmer for 10 minutes.

Step 5

In the meantime cook the peeled and diced sweet potato for 20 minutes until tender then mash and mix in the butter.

Step 6

Spoon the lentil mixture into a pie dish. Spoon the mash evenly on top and sprinkle the grated cheese to cover.

Step 7

Place in a preheated oven at 180°C and cook for 30 minutes until golden brown.

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