Turkey cottage pie with carrot and potato topping
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips
This turkey mince cottage pie recipe is great if you're on a diet or watching your figure. A light carrot and mash topping with rich tomato filling. Calorie counting doesn't have to mean cutting back on taste. This turkey mince cottage pie is only 307 calories and is so easy to make. Along with 2.5g of fat per portion, this lower-fat cottage pie is the ideal choice for dinner if you're watching your figure. A rich tomato sauce and a creamy, light carrot and mash topping makes the perfect combo. This recipe serves two so double up if you're wanting to feed the whole family. This recipe serves 2-4 people and will take around 50 mins to prepare and cook.
- 400g can tomatoes
- 2 sticks of celery
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 200g turkey mince
- 75g frozen peas
- Salt and black pepper
- Dash Worcestershire sauce
- 1 large potato (about 175g), peeled and cubed
- 2 carrots (300g), peeled and cut into chunks
- 2 tbsp skimmed milk
Swap the potato for swede or carrot for sweet potato for different mash
- 1Set the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Pour the can of tomatoes and 300ml (½ pint) water into a pan, add the celery and onion and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 mins. Add the turkey to the pan and simmer for a further 10 mins, stirring occasionally. If the mixture is very runny, increase the heat and boil off some of the excess liquid. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the peas, seasoning and Worcestershire sauce. Spoon into an ovenproof dish.
- To make the mash, cook the potatoes and carrots in boiling water for about 15 mins or until tender, then drain well. Return the veg to the pan, add the milk and mash until smooth. Season, then spoon on top of the base. Bake the pie for 30-40 mins, or until the topping starts to turn golden. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
Nutritional information per portion
- Calories 307(kcal)
- Fat 2.5g
- Saturates 0.7g
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.