Easy Cottage Pie

  • Author: Mellissa Sevigny
  • Yield: 4 1x


This hearty and comforting take on Cottage Pie is perfect for those chilly fall nights! Paleo and Gluten Free!



  • For the filling:
  • 1 pound beef sirloin tips
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup sliced onions
  • 2 tablespoons butter (Ghee if Whole 30)
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 additional tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 half cup dry red wine (omit for Whole 30)
  • 1/2 half cup water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 quarter cup sour cream (or coconut milk if strict Paleo or Whole 30)
  • For the topping:
  • 4 cups puréed sweet potato
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon minced tarragon


For the filling:

  1. Season the beef with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  2. Brown the beef in a heavy bottomed sauté pan until seared on all sides. Remove the meat from the pan and set aside.
  3. Add 2 Tbsp of butter and onions to the pan and cook for five minutes or until onions are soft. Remove the onions from the pan and set aside.
  4. Add the mushrooms and the additional 1 Tbsp butter and sauté for four minutes or until golden brown and soft.
  5. Add the wine and water to deglaze the pan and cook for three minutes.
  6. Return the meat and onions to the pan with the mushrooms.
  7. Add the parsley and sour cream (or coconut milk), stirring well until creamy.
  8. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

For the topping:

  1. Mix the mashed sweet potato (or cauliflower puree if using,) butter, salt-and-pepper and minced tarragon together.
  2. Place the meat mixture in a buttered oven proof casserole dish, and spread evenly to cover the bottom.
  3. Spoon the sweet potato (or cauliflower) mixture onto the top, and spread so all of the meat mixture is covered.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes at 375°F and then finish in the broiler for two minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  5. Serve hot, garnished with more fresh parsley if desired.


I will update with the nutrition info as soon as I get a chance!

  • Category: Paleo Main Dish Recipe
  • Cuisine: English