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Easy Cheesy Cheat's Cottage Pie #PowerofFrozen

Easy Cheesy Cheat's Cottage Pie has all the taste without the hassle of having to do any of the usual chopping and mashing you'd usually have to do by using ready prepared frozen ingredients.
Course Main
Cuisine British
Keyword cheat, frozen, Minced Beef
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4
Author Camilla


  • 1 tbsp Rapeseed oil
  • 650 g Iceland Beef Mince with Onion
  • 2 tbsp Plain flour
  • 2 Cups Iceland Mixed Vegetables
  • 500 mls Beef stock using gel stock cube
  • 1 tbsp Creamed horseradish sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • Ground pepper
  • For the mash topping:
  • 600 g Iceland Mashed Potato
  • 15 g a knob Unsalted butter
  • 75 mls Milk
  • 75 g Grated mature Cheddar cheese


  • Heat the oil over a medium to high heat in a large non-stick pan/wok and fry the beef and onions until beef starts to brown (10 - 15 minutes).
  • Drain the fat (a colander is the easiest way to do this).
  • Stir in the flour and cook for a minute.
  • Add the stock, horseradish sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, mixed vegetables and ground pepper (no need for salt as stock and cheese have plenty).
  • Bring the pan to the boil and then reduce to a simmer for about 15 minutes with a lid on removing it for the last 5 minutes until you have a meaty sauce.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Meanwhile microwave the mashed potato according to the instructions (about 9 minutes in total) and then beat in the butter, milk and half the grated Cheddar.
  • Put the meat sauce into a dish, spoon over the potato and then fluff up with a fork whilst filling in the gaps.
  • Sprinkle on the rest of the grated Cheddar and place in the oven for about 25 minutes until top golden and meat bubbling.
  • Serve with more mixed vegetables.