Vegan Kitchen
Vegan Cottage Pie | Recipe & Tutorial

Today in the Mother of Grom Vegan Kitchen I cobbled together a Vegan Cottage Pie. I needed something nutritious and stodgy to fill up the two little snack addicts that I've been homeschooling. The recipe takes 60 minutes and feeds a family of 4.

60 minutes

My hubby picked up a pack of Meat Free Mince by Meatless Farm in the supermarket the other day and it's been sat in the fridge waiting to be used. Today I had both little dudes at home for homeschooling and asking every two minutes for snack, so I needed a nutritious but stodgy lunch to fill them up so they would lay off the fruitbowl/biscuit jar for a bit!

I decided to use what I had in the fridge for this vegan cottage pie-type dish. Normally I would use just white potatoes (and add vegan cheese before popping in the oven) but I had some lovely fresh sweet potatoes which have so many incredible health benefits so ended up using those in the mash too.

Vegan Cottage Pie Simple Ingredients !


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 leek, chopped
  • 1 cup of red lentils

Onion, Carrot, Leek and Meat-Free Mince ready to go !


  • Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat
  • Add the onion, carrot, leek and meat free mince, and cook for 8-10 mins, until softened

  • Add the garlic and cook for a further minute, then add the tomato purée, chopped tomatoes and thyme
  • Stir in the lentils and vegetable stock, then simmer for 25-30 mins, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is reduced and creamy
  • Season to taste
Lentil Mixture topped with Sweet Potato and White Potato Mash !
  • Peel and cut the sweet and white potatoes into 2-3cm chunks and pop into a pan of lighted salted boiled water and simmer for 15-20 minutes. A knife tip inserted into a potato should meet no resistance; if the potato clings to the knife, the potatoes need to cook longer. When potatoes are done, remove from heat and drain immediately. Pop back into the pan and mash.

  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 220°C/fan 200°C/Gas 7
  • Pour the lentil mixture into an ovenproof dish and spread out evenly
  • Top with the mash and bake for 10-15 mins, until crisp and golden
  • Serve with greens.
Mother of Grom Vegan Cottage Pie - Ready for the Eating !
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