Beef and Mushroom Cottage Pie

Beef and mushroom cottage pie

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Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 75 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
492 Calories
22g Fat
40g Carbs
34g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 492
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 896mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 18mg 89%
Calcium 208mg 16%
Iron 5mg 30%
Potassium 1300mg 28%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This beef and mushroom cottage pie recipe is a great example of how adding mushrooms to a casserole actually makes the beef taste "meatier." As good as the mushroom and beef filling is, true cottage pie lovers know it's the cheesy potato crust that really makes this ​easy casserole recipe so delicious.


  • 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, cut into large chunks

  • 2 cloves garlic, halved

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 3 tablespoons flour

  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 (1-pound) package frozen peas and carrots, thawed, drained well

Steps to Make It

  1. Add the potatoes and garlic into a saucepan—cover with cold water, and add a large pinch of salt. Bring to boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 25 minutes. Drain very well, and add back to the saucepan. Add the milk, butter, and half the cheese; mash the potatoes until smooth and lump free. Reserve.

  2. Add the olive oil to a large sauté pan; add the mushrooms and cook over medium-high heat until golden brown. Remove from the pan and reserve. Add the ground beef into the same pan and brown over medium heat, breaking the meat into very small pieces as it cooks. Stir in flour and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the broth, and once it's incorporated add the salt, pepper, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mixed vegetables, and reserved mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Transfer into a 3-quart baking dish.

  3. Cover the meat mixture with the mashed potatoes, and spread evenly with a fork. Top with the rest of the cheese. Bake in a preheated 375 F. oven for 40 minutes, or until golden. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving.