Winter Lentil and Vegetable Cottage Pie Recipe

  Posted on 27th October 2015

Health reports have advised against the consumption of red meat, so here is a vegetarian alternative to a family favourite. It is highly nutritious, with plenty of protein from the lentils. This super easy pie takes only 15 minutes to prepare and 35 minutes to cook. Recipe based on 3 servings.


1 tablespoon vegetable oil



Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200°C. In a large pan, heat oil over medium heat and cook onion for 1-2 minutes. Add celery, carrot and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add pesto, passata, bay, thyme and stock.


Step 2

Simmer gently for 15 minutes until vegetables are cooked. Stir in lentils and season, then transfer to a 1.2-litre baking dish. Meanwhile, cook potatoes in boiling salted water until tender.

Step 3

Drain and mash. Stir in butter, milk, yolks and cheese. Spread over lentil mixture and roughen top with a fork. Bake for 15 minutes or until bubbling and golden.

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