Mini Cottage Pie with Sweet Potato Mash

Because I’m obsessed with sweet potato…and its that time of year that we need something a little more hearty! This works best if you’ve made a full pie during the week and then can recycle a little extra for canapés when your pals come over!

Ingredients – makes 20

200g of Beef mince
1 Onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 Carrot (chopped)
Frozen peas
1 large sweet potato
Milk (or cream if you’re feeling naughty!)


  1. Saute the onion, crushed garlic and beef mince in olive oil (add a little red cooking wine if you have it knocking around)
  2. Preheat the grill to a medium heat
  3. Peel and cut the sweet potato into small chunks. Boil on the hob for 15-20mins or until soft. (add a little vegetable stock to the water if you have it)
  4. Add the chopped carrot and chopped parsley to the beef mix and after 5 minutes add the peas
  5. When the sweet potato is cooked, drain it and add a knob of butter and a little milk (or cream) before mashing.
  6. Pour the beef mix into an oven proof dish and lay the sweet potato mash on top
  7. Grill for 5-10mins or until brown on top
  8. Distribute into mini canapé bowls

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