It’s that time of year when we’re starting to enjoy cooler weather and you’re wanting nothing more than a comfort food to enjoy. Right? A slight change to what you may know as a Shepherd’s Pie. I give you my version, a COTTAGE PIE. A Gully Creek Cottage Pie that is!
A deliciously tasty and easy comfort food that everyone in your family will enjoy.
A shepherds pie in England means a casserole made of mashed potatoes, vegetables, and lamb or mutton. Hence why I changed mine to a CoTTage PiE because it contains no lamb or mutton. Simply spiced up & browned ground meat, combined with vegetables in a robust gravy and a flavorful layer of hot, creamy, mashed potatoes all topped with a layer of cheese. Delicious right? And how can you go wrong with such a combo!
Creamy, meaty, cheesy…what’s not to love? But, here’s are the other reasons I love this dish.
- It’s an easy meal to prepare
- it’s filling and will leave you completely satisfied. (Comfort at it’s best!)
- it contains ingredients typically handy in your pantry and freezer.
*You can even make the meat mixture the day before so the next day you just need to make the potatoes, layer, and bake!
So what is involved here? It’s as easy as browning the meat, seasoning, and frozen veggies. Then you start on a batch of mashed potatoes that I like to season up with lots of flavor like rosemary & chives. You layer your meat mixture in a casserole, (ovenproof) dish and top with mashed potatoes, then sprinkle as much or as little cheese as you’d like. Bake and you’ve got a wonderful, hearty, and filling dish. (My mouth is watering all over again y’all!)
I made a double batch this last time so I could share one with my daughter.
(Easy to do and you can even freeze, thaw, and have later.)
Super cheesy, creamy, filling, & delicious!
Let me know how you like this dish so I can share lots more comfort dishes this fall and winter!
Join me soon as I’ll be sharing some holiday decor at our temporary casa GCC, and some holiday fun ideas!