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Dinner’s a breeze with this cheat’s cottage pie recipe. Loaded with rich flavour and ready in 30 minutes, it will be your new go-to.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time20 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
Cheat’s Cottage Pie


  • 500g McCain Delish Creamy Scalloped Potato Bake
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled, finely chopped
  • 500g Coles Australian No Added Hormones 4 Star Beef Mince
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbs gravy powder
  • 1 cup (120g) frozen peas
  • Smoked paprika, to serve
  • Chopped flat-leaf parsley, to serve

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  1. Step 1

    Cook the potato bake in the oven following packet directions.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large deep frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrot and mince and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up lumps, for 5 mins or until the onion softens and the mince changes colour.
  3. Step 3

    Add the tomato, Worcestershire sauce and 3/4 cup (185ml) water to the mince mixture in the pan. Bring to a simmer. Season. Reduce heat to low and cook for 10 mins or until the mixture thickens slightly. Add the gravy powder and peas and cook for 3 mins or until heated through.
  4. Step 4

    Spoon the mince mixture into serving bowls. Top with the potato bake. Sprinkle with the paprika and parsley. Serve immediately.