Swede and Carrot Topped Cottage Pie
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The nutty swede and sweet carrot are a great flavour combination. This is a lovely family friendly alternative to the classic potato topped cottage pie.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: English Inspired
Serves: 6 serves
  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 large carrot (diced)
  • 1 medium brown onion (chopped)
  • olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • (Some cornflour to thicken the filling may be required)
  • TOP:
  • ½ cup steamed carrots (skin on)
  • ½ cup steamed swede (about 1 small swede)
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese (grated)
  1. Put your carrot and swede onto steam
  2. Preheat your oven to 180oC
  3. Prepare your filling by browning your onion in olive oil and then add the garlic. Put this mix aside & brown the beef.
  4. Add the onion & garlic back in with the beef and add the carrot, tomato paste, worcestershire sauce and thyme.
  5. Add a little bit of water and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. In the meantime, mash your swede and carrot together with your breadcrumbs and cheese.
  7. Thicken the pie filling with cornflour (if required).
  8. In an oven proof dish spoon all of the pie filling and then spread the swede & carrot mash over the top. You can make a pretty design with a fork at this point.
  9. Put it in your preheated oven for 25 minutes.
Recipe by at https://www.playwithfood.com.au/september-was-swede-month/