Vegetarian cottage pie

Vegetarian cottage pie



1 kg potatoes

2 tablespoons Olive Oil

25 grams Unsalted Butter

1 Large Onion – coarsely chopped

2 Carrots – chopped into chunky slices

1 Tin Cannellini Beans, drained and rinsed

100 grams of dried soya mince ( I particularly like this one!) 

2 Bay Leaves (dried)

2 teaspoons Italian Mixed Herbs

2 teaspoons of vegetable extract (Marmite) dissolved in 500 mls boiling water

25 grams Fresh Brown Breadcrumbs


Preheat your oven to 200 degrees centigrade.

Scrub potatoes and boil in their skins – approx. 20 mins – drain and allow to cool slightly.

Meanwhile add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a large pan and gently fry the onions until soft, add the garlic and carrots and cook on a low heat for 7-10 mins.

Add the soya mince to the Marmite solution and allow to stand for around 5 mins before adding to the onion and carrots.

Finally stir in the beans, add the bay leaves, mixed herbs and season with black pepper.

Cover and simmer – 10 mins

Add remaining olive oil and the butter to the potatoes and mash until smooth. (You can add a little milk here too if you wish)

Pour the mixture into an oven-proof dish, spoon the mashed potatoes on top and sprinkle with the breadcrumbs.

Cook in the centre of the oven for 30-40 minutes – until the topping is brown and crispy.

Serve with your favourite veggies!  Yummy!Veg Cottage Pie

Let me know if you make this at home – I am always excited to read your comments!

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