Low FODMAP Cottage Pie

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Low FODMAP Cottage Pie


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :30 Min

Cook Time : 1 Hr 9 Min

Total Time : 1 Hr 39 Min


Serves : 8
  • 1 tbsp onion infused oil

  • 1 tbsp garlic infused oil

  • 1 nos medium carrot peeled and chopped

  • 2 cups broccoli, chopped (200 g)

  • 1 nos celery stalk, chopped (this small quantity of celery per serving is low fodmap)

  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme

  • 1 kgs lean minced beef

  • 4 tbsp low fodmap gravy powder (see notes)

  • 1 cups beef or vegetable stock

  • 400 gms chopped tomatoes (1 can)

  • 1 tsp salt and pepper to or to taste

  • 1 tbsp for the mashed potato:salt

  • 1 kgs potatoes, peeled and quartered in even size * check the notes below how to choose the best potatoes for mashing

  • 1 cups lactose free milk, warm to hot (or other low fodmap non dairy alternatives like rice milk, almond/coconut milk etc.) ingredient name units

  • 8 tbsp butter, softened but not melted (or non-dairy alternative)(100 g or ½ cup)

  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated (200 g)


  • Heat the onion and garlic infused oils in a large non sticky pan
  • Stir fry the chopped carrot, broccoli and celery stalk for a few minutes until softenedAdd the minced beef and stir with a wooden spoon to break up any lumps
  • Cook until the meat is brownedAdd gravy powder and stir wellAdd stock and stir well
  • Add canned chopped tomato, stir well and simmer on low-medium heat for about 30 minutes or until thickened, stirring regularly (if still too liquid just increase the heat)Taste for seasoningWhile the meat is cooking, start the mashed potatoes.
  • In a large saucepan, cover the potatoes with cold water, add salt in the water and bring to the boilTurn the heat down and simmer until tender (after approximately 12 minutes insert a knife in one of the potatoes to see if it's cooked all the way through)
  • Drain well and mash immediately using a masherIncorporate the butter, using a spoon and stir vigorouslySlowly add the hot milk until the right consistency is reached
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste and set aside for a minuteSpoon meat into a large casserole dishSprinkle half the cheese on the meatUsing a pipe or just a spoon cover evenly with mashed potatoes
  • Sprinkle the other half of the cheese on the potatoesPreheat oven to 200 C fan-forced (390 F) and cook for around 30 mins, or until the mashed potato topping is of a lovely golden brown colourServe with your favourite low FODMAP salad