Weight Watchers cottage pie
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips
This delicious Weight Watchers cottage pie recipe is a family favourite from Weight Watchers. It is great for a quick and easy meal packed full of goodness without overloading on calories. This recipe serves 4 people and will take around 50 mins to prepare and cook. It's a hearty meal that you'll want to make time and time again. Made with a light and creamy mashed potato topping and packed with a warming meat and veggie filling you won't believe that this cottage pie is guilt-free. If you want to add to your 5-a-day account, serve with freshly cooked vegetables like spinach, asparagus and tenderstem broccoli.
- 1kg potatoes, peeled and chopped roughly
- 1 leek, sliced
- 500g extra lean beef mince
- 1 onion, chopped finely
- 175g carrots, peeled and diced
- 150g mushrooms, chopped
- 300ml beef stock
- 2 tbsp tomato puree
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 50g low-fat soft cheese
- 4 tbsp skimmed milk
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
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- Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil, add the potatoes and simmer for 15 minutes or until tender. Add the leek for the last 2 minutes of the cooking time.
- Meanwhile, place a large, lidded, non stick pan over a medium heat, add the beef and onion and brown for 5 minutes, stirring to break up the mince.
- Mix in the carrots and mushrooms, followed by the stock, tomato puree and Worcestershire sauce. Season, bring to a simmer and cook, covered, for 15 minutes before pouring into an ovenproof dish.
- Drain the potatoes and leeks and mash with the soft cheese and milk. Season, spoon on top of the mince and spread out evenly.
- Bake the cottage pie on a baking tray for 20 minutes or until the topping is crisp and golden.
Fancy making a traditional cottage pie? Try our classic cottage pie recipe
Nutritional information per portion
- Calories 475(kcal)
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.