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Quorn Meat Free Deconstructed Cottage Pie


Serves 4
cooking time
15 Minutes
340 cals * Per Serving
7.4g sat fat * Per Serving

If you're short on time then try this quick and easy deconstructed cottage pie, cooked in 15 minutes, made using carrots, celery, onion and Quorn Meat Free Mince.


  • 300g Quorn Meat Free Mince
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, very finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, medium, very finely chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, medium, very finely chopped
  • ½ small swede, small dice
  • 450ml hot vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp porcini mushroom paste
  • 2 tbsp vegetarian Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp  fresh thyme, leaves removed from the stalks and chopped, plus sprigs to garnish
  • 1 tbsp cornflour dissolved in 2 tbsp cold water
  • 400g mashed potato (use up leftovers or pre made chilled mash potato available in supermarkets)
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 50g Cheddar
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Pre-heat the oil in a saucepan over a medium to high heat and add the onions. Gently fry for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the carrots, celery and swede, cover and cook for a further 3 minutes stirring frequently
  2. Stir in the hot stock and porcini mushroom paste, bring to the boil then cover and cook for 2 minutes on a high heat. Stir in the Quorn Mince, vegetarian Worcestershire sauce and the fresh thyme. Cover and cook on a medium heat for a further 7 minutes
  3. Meanwhile, preheat the grill. Mix the mashed potato with the egg yolk and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Place in a microwaveable bowl, cover and cook on full power for 5 1/2 minutes. Stir in half of the cheese and all of the chopped chives. Make circles of potato approximately 8cm in diameter and 1cm deep using for example a cookie cutter. Place them on a greased oven proof sheet, sprinkle over the remaining cheese and grill for 1-2 minutes until golden brown and warmed through
  4. Add the cornflour and water to the Quorn Cottage Pie, continue to simmer stirring continuously for a 1-2 minutes until thickened then season to taste
  5. Serve a hearty spoonful of Quorn Cottage Pie topped with a golden potato topper

Serve with a selection of freshly steamed vegetables.

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