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Mushroom Cottage Pie

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Come over and get cozy with a slice of mushroom cottage pie, a true comfort food classic.

Shepherd’s pie, cottage pie, or in its French version Hachis Parmentier is a savory dish of cooked minced meat topped with mashed potato and baked. The meat used may be either previously cooked or freshly minced. The usual meats are beef or lamb

What is the difference between a Shepherd’s Pie and a Cottage Pie?

Let’s start with a fairly well-known one: there is a difference between “cottage pie” and “shepherd’s pie”, and it’s in the meat. Shepherd’s pie should only be named as such if it contains lamb, and “cottage” usually applies to one made with beef.

Mushroom Cottage Pie
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Mushroom Cottage Pie

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  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings depending on size 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: United Kingdom


Why not try our Mushroom Cottage Pie now and taste the deliciousness for yourself?


Units Scale

Cottage Pie

  • 500g Ground Beef
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 1 Package of Peppers (red, yellow, and green)
  • 1 Punnet Mushrooms (250g)
  • 23 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Ginger & Garlic
  • 2 Teaspoons Dried Thyme
  • 2 Teaspoons Paprika
  • a dash of Salt to taste
  • a dash of Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Water

Garlic Parmesan Mash

  • 45 Large Potatoes
  • 2 Spring Onions
  • 50g Butter
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 2 Teaspoons Dried Thyme
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder


  1. Brown the beef in a pan with ginger and garlic.
  2. Add in the chopped vegetables and cook until soft.
  3. Add the seasonings and tomato paste, thinned out with the water.
  4. Cook until rich in color and the mixture has thickened.
  5. Cut the potatoes into small pieces and add to salted water.
  6. Boil till soft. Drain and mash until smooth.
  7. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  8. Spoon the mince into a baking dish.
  9. Top with the mash.
  10. Place under the grill until the cheese is melted and bubbly on top.
  11. Serve and enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 1 block
  • Calories: 272
  • Sugar: 5.5 g
  • Sodium: 154.4 mg
  • Fat: 7.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.5 g
  • Fiber: 6.2 g
  • Protein: 17.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 43.6 mg
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Mushroom Cottage Pie

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14 thoughts on “Mushroom Cottage Pie”

  1. Yum!! I had initially thought it was vegetarian (when you chop the mushroom so tiny like mince)…but nothing like mushooms for extra flavour for the carnivores! #DSeniorSalonPitstop

  2. I love shepherds— I mean cottage pie. All this time I thought I was making shapherds pie and it’s been cottage pie all along. So, I’ve got to tell you first, thanks so much for the clarification. This sounds great Esme’ and that filling, yum. Pinned 📌.
    Visiting from 272 #137&138.

    • Hi Paula
      Yes I think you’re not the only one that mixed up the name, but we all know what you mean when you say shepherds or cottage pie. Hope you will enjoy this filling and thanks so much for popping in on this post as well.


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