Cottage pie with 10 different vegetables

Want to know how to pack more veg into your meals? This cottage pie is a great example of cramming as many nutrient-rich vegetables into one meal as possible.

You will need:

  • 500g lean mince beef
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cauliflower
  • 8 mushrooms
  • Small tin of sweetcorn
  • 100g frozen peas
  • 5 large potatoes
  • 4 large tomatoes
  • 500g pasata

Making the cottage pie

  • Chop the carrots, onions, garlic and cauliflower into small chunks.
  • Pan fry the onions, garlic and minced beef together until browned.
  • Add the carrots and cauliflower and continue to pan fey on a low hear for about 10 minutes. Stir regularly.
  • Add the peas and continue to cook for a further 5 minutes on a low heat.
  • Add the mushrooms, tomatoes and sweetcorn and leave for a further five minutes.
  • Add the pasta and allow to gently simmer for a further 10 minutes. Add some salt and pepper to taste.
  • On the meantime, peel chop and boil your potatoes until soft.
  • Add a teaspoon of low calorie spread or butter and milk and mash the potatoes.
  • Transfer the meat and vegetables into a large baking dish (you may need two)
  • Top with potato and bake in the oven until the potato browns slightly.
  • You can add cheese before baking, but be aware of additional fats and calories.