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Veggie Cottage Pie

Veggie Cottage Pie

This is a store cupboard staple that ensures no one will be hungry leaving the dinner table while still having a really healthy, wholesome meal. The addition of a sweet potato into the mash creates great texture and creaminess.

Serves: 6-8
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 minutes


  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely diced
  • 3 carrots, grated
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 300ml stock, chicken or vegetable
  • 2 tsp marmite
  • 2 tsp tomato puree
  • 100g peas
  • 2 tins green lentils
  • 600g floury potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 200g sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 slice of bread, blitzed into crumbs


  1. Preheat the range to 200C.
  2. Add the potato and sweet potato to a saucepan of boiling water on the boiling plate. Leave to simmer for 15-20 minutes. Strain and mash with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Place the oil in a large pan on the boiling plate. Once hot, add the onions and garlic. After 3 minutes add the carrots, thyme, marmite, tomato puree and lentils. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Blitz the bread into fine crumbs in a food processor, if using.
  5. Pour the lentil mix into a tray and layer the mash on top. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs, drizzle with oil and bake for 30 minutes.