Gobble Pie, the name I have given the turkey mince version of cottage/shepherds pie. Turkey mince (Breast 2%) is a staple in our house as a few years ago we wanted to reduce red meat intake to once a month. I can’t eat soya mince as it destroys my stomach but turkey mince has been a great alternative, texture and taste wise (it has no flavour but takes on flavour really nicely).
We have adapted all our meal time favourites that used to include beef mince to turkey mince and one of those is Cottage Pie. As you know Cottage Pie and Shepherds Pie are differentiated by the choice of meat (Sheperds = Lamb, Cottage = Beef) but there isn’t one for Turkey so I have put my own name to it. Gobble Pie.
I use a very quick and basic recipe that I found online and it’s worked well for me (Original Beef Cottage Pie recipe here).
1 x 500g pack Turkey Breast Mince
1 Onion, chopped
4 Carrots, diced
2 tbsp Tomato Purée
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
400ml beef stock (from a stock cube – I used two)
1.2kg essential Waitrose potatoes, diced
- Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Fry the carrots and onions in a large pan until they’re soft and starting to go golden. Transfer to a plate and fry the turkey mince in batches for about 5 minutes until browned. Return the turkey mince, carrots and onions to the pan and add the tomato purée, Worcestershire sauce and stock, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cook the potatoes in boiling water for 15-20 minutes until tender. Drain and mash with the milk and a little butter, if required. Season to taste.
- Transfer the mince to an ovenproof serving dish and top with the mashed potato, using a fork to create grooves. Bake for 20-25 minutes (until golden brown on top)
Amendments if you wanted to:
- Add a glass of red wine and reduce the stock by half but still use same amount of stock cubes
- Use a swede and mash topping to reduce carbs
- Put cheese on top for a lovely crisp
- Slice the potatoes thinly instead of mash for a hot pot or cottage feel
Let me know if you try this recipe!
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