Cottage Pie | Slimming World Friendly Recipe

    A comforting and simple cottage pie recipe, syn free, full of healthy speed foods and perfect for that warming mid week family meal. This unofficial recipe is perfect for any one following Slimming World, Weight Watchers or a calorie controlled diet.

    It’s cold, it’s dark and there is snow on the ground! You know what that means? It’s comfort food time Syn Free* Slimming World style!

    One of my favourite meals as a child was cottage pie.. in fact anything with beef mince in it was. My grandmother would make the most amazing cottage pie and the smell still reminds me of her today.

    Why you’ll love this recipe….

    • The perfect Slimming World recipe which is full of speed foods to aid weight loss. 
    • So delicious and very filling.
    • Perfect for keeping you warm in the winter. 
    • So easy to make with minimal effort. 
    • So perfect for the entire family.
    • Only 350 Calories per serving

    Batch Cook – Storage Information

    • Fridge: After cooling you can store this recipe in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
    • Reheat: Reheating in the microwave:  Cook covered for 2 and a half minutes. Uncover and cook for a further 1 minute. Check it is piping hot before serving.
    • Freezer: After cooling you can store this recipe in an airtight contained in the freezer for up to 1 month. Please thaw before reheating.  

    Cottage Pie

    Slimming World Syns: Zero*
    Weight Watchers Points: Coming Soon
    Calories: 350 Per Serving
    Course Main Course
    Prep Time 35 minutes
    Cook Time 40 minutes
    Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
    Servings 4


    • 500g Lean 5% Fat Beef Mince
    • 1kg Floury Potatoes [Peeled and Diced]
    • 2 Beef Stock Cube
    • 80g Frozen Peas
    • 80g Frozen Sliced Carrots [Or Fresh, par boiled]
    • 1 Red Pepper [De seeded and finely diced]
    • 1 Onion [Peeled and Finely diced]
    • ¼ tsp Basil
    • 1 Garlic Clove [Crushed]
    • ½ tsp Marmite
    • 1 tbsp Tomato Puree
    • 2 tbsp Fat Free Greek Style Yoghurt (Or a splash of milk)
    • Salt
    • Tomato Slices [Optional garnish]


    • Pre heat oven to 200c/180c Fan/Gas Mark 6.
    • Wash diced potatoes, add to a pan of boiling water with a large pinch of salt and simmer until soft.
    • Make up beef stock using 300ml boiling water and 2 stock cubes.
    • In a large pan, over a medium heat add boiling stock, peas, carrot, onion and red pepper. Allow to simmer covered for 5 – 6 minutes.
    • Add Garlic, Basil, Tomato Puree and Marmite. Allow to simmer uncovered for a further 2 – 3 minutes.
    • Add beef mince and continue to simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring often. Keep simmering until most of the liquid has reduced and the mixture is a thick gravy like consitancy.
    • Line the bottom of a large oven proof dish with your mince mixture and set aside.
    • Drain potatoes, add yoghurt and a season with a good pinch of salt. Mash potatoes until creamy and fluffy. Add extra yoghurt if required. [Don't be worried if its a bit lumpy, you do not want the potatoes to be too runny]
    • Cover the mince mixture with potato and fluff with a fork. Garnish with tomato slices if required.
    • Place into the oven for 20 – 25 minutes or until crispy and golden.


    *Slimming World Syns and Weight Watchers Points are all approximate and estimated by the team. They have not been verified by an official source.

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    2 Responses

    1. Fiona Walsh says:

      Another fantastic recipe! Lovely 🙂

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