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Turkey Cottage Pie with Cauliflower Mash

10 min
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time

Turkey Cottage Pie with Cauliflower Mash

10 min
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time

This recipe is inspired by the traditional English cottage pie. It's got ground turkey in a flavorful gravy topped with a cauliflower mash that is just as rich and creamy as mashed potato. Cauliflower is also lower in carbs and offer more nutrients, so it's a win-win!

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Ingredients (2-3 servings)

Cauliflower Mash
1 head cauliflower
1 tbsp butter, melted
-Salt, to taste
-Pepper, to taste
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 garlic clove
1/2 onion
1 small carrot
1 small stalk of celery
50g frozen vegetables
250g turkey mince
1 tbsp flour
1.5 tbsp tomato paste
200ml chicken stock
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp thyme
-Salt, to taste
-Pepper, to taste

Make Filling

  1. Mince garlic; and finely chop onion, carrot and celery.
  2. Heat up olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, celery and carrot and cook for a few minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add turkey mince to skillet and cook until no longer pink.
  4. Add frozen vegetables and cook for a few minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Add tomato paste, thyme and Worcestershire sauce. Stir to combine.
  6. Dissolve flour in chicken stock, and add to skillet. Stir and cook until thickened to desired consistency.
  7. Remove from heat. Taste and add salt and pepper according to your preference. Then pour everything into a baking dish. Let cool completely.

Make Cauliflower Mash

  1. Cut cauliflower into florets and steam until soft, about 10 minutes.
  2. Let steamed cauliflower cool down a bit, then transfer to food processor or high speed blender and puree until smooth. If using blender, use a tamper to assist with the pureeing process.
  3. Stir in melted butter and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Taste and add more salt and pepper according to your preference.

Assemble and Bake

  1. Spread cauliflower mash evenly over the turkey mince mixture in baking dish. Drizzle more melted butter on top if desired.
  2. Bake at 200 C / 392F for 20 minutes or until golden.
  3. Remove from oven and serve. Enjoy!
  • You can add parmesan cheese if you like. Just sprinkle on top of cauliflower mash before baking.
  • Don't overbake this or the cauliflower mash might crack. But if it does, don't worry. It might not look as pretty but it will still be delicious!
  • Instead of turkey, this recipe will also be great with beef or lamb mince.
  • You can keep leftovers in the fridge for 3-5 days or in the freezer for 2 months.