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    A new twist on the English classic Cottage pie. Flavorful beef cottage pie recipe is made easy in one skillet and Paleo-friendly! Ground beef and tender vegetables are topped with fluffy mashed sweet potatoes and baked to perfection for the best comfort food. It makes a delicious and warm comfort food recipe perfect for dinner or lunch, and it’s only 30 minutes.

    This recipe is a family favorite for dinner or lunch, and it makes enough to serve a crowd if you have guests or a large family. I love that it’s a flavorful, hearty and satisfying meal with protein, starch, and veggies in every bite! And also, it’s made in one skillet and in about 30 minutes. This means easy dinner with minimal cleanup.

    Paleo Cottage Pie with Sweet Potatoes What is Cottage Pie

    Usually, cottage pie is made with beef and topped with mashed potatoes. But I decided to make it with sweet potatoes instead to make it Paleo-friendly.

    Cottage Pie vs Shepherd’s Pie

    Cottage pie is made with beef and Shepherd’s pie is usually made with lamb. Here in the States, we love beef and most of the time, both Shepherd’s pie and Cottage pie made in the States are made with beef. But regardless of whether you make Shepherd’s or Cottage pie, they are both very delicious, and true comfort food.

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    Cottage Pie with Sweet Potatoes (Paleo, Whole30)

    How To Make One Skillet Cottage Pie (Paleo)

    Even though it might sound like a very involving recipe, this cottage pie recipe is made as easy as possible. You need only 1 skillet and 30 minutes to cook.

    First, I start by browning the meat and vegetables in the skillet on the cooktop. This is an important step to let all the flavors mend. After the meat mixture is done, top it with homemade mashed sweet potatoes (you can also use leftover mashed sweet potatoes), and then bake it for about 20 minutes. It’s also important to use an oven-proof skillet so you can bake it in the oven. This means without plastic handles and that fits in your oven, I use a cast iron skillet.

    I used sweet potatoes to make it Paleo, but you could certainly make this skillet cottage pie with mashed potatoes instead if you prefer.

    Cottage Pie recipe

    5 from 6 votes
    Cottage Pie with Sweet Potatoes (Paleo, Whole30)
    Cottage Pie (Paleo, Whole30)
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    20 mins
    Total Time
    35 mins
     

    A new twist on the English classic Cottage pie. Flavorful beef cottage pie recipe is made easy in one skillet and Paleo-friendly! Ground beef and tender vegetables are topped with fluffy mashed sweet potatoes, and baked to perfection for the best comfort food. It makes a delicious and warm comfort food recipe perfect for dinner or lunch, and it’s only 30 minutes.

    Course: Main Course
    Cuisine: American, Irish
    Keyword: Beef, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Healthy, Low Fat, Paleo, Whole30
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 357 kcal
    Author: Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy
    Ingredients
    Instructions
    1. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a cast iron skillet. Brown ground beef in the skillet for about 5 minutes.

    2. Stir in chopped carrots, onion, celery stalks, and minced garlic to the ground beef. Cover and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.

    3. Preheat oven to 350 F. Pour in tomato paste and vegetable broth in the skillet and stir everything. Season to taste with dried oregano, fresh thyme, salt and freshly ground pepper. Cover and simmer for a couple of minutes, until most of the juices have evaporated.

    4. Remove from heat. Even out the vegetable mixture in the skillet, and spread out evenly the leftover mashed potatoes over it. If you are using a narrower baking dish, you might need less mashed potatoes. Make sure the mashed potato topping covers the vegetables.

    5. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes. If you wish, you can place the skillet/baking dish under the broiler for the last 4 minutes. Make sure to watch it closely as it can burn quickly.

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    Nutrition Facts
    Cottage Pie (Paleo, Whole30)
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 357 Calories from Fat 153
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 17g 26%
    Saturated Fat 6g 30%
    Cholesterol 53mg 18%
    Sodium 220mg 9%
    Potassium 892mg 25%
    Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
    Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
    Sugars 9g
    Protein 16g 32%
    Vitamin A 482.9%
    Vitamin C 10.7%
    Calcium 8%
    Iron 15%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    Comments

    Amy

    Error on this page — with one cup of mashed sweet potato per serving, I don’t believe there would be only 6g carbohydrate per serving, as stated in “Nutrition Facts.”

    Thanks so much Karen!

    Now this looks extra delicious!

    Those sweet potatoes on top look great! I’m a sucker for those!

    Carolyn

    This pie is so pretty! A dinner to impress!

    Your pie looks marvelous and so comforting…perfect dish to welcome Fall with. I love the idea of using sweet potatoes for this dish as well. Saving this for when the weather cools!

    A brilliant idea! Now I’m wondering how it will taste like if I use purple yam in there – probably not as good as this one. 😀

    It’s almost on the fine line between sweet and savory, but it looks really YUMMY!

    Sonal

    That pie looks gorgeous.. the color and the pattern you created 👌👌..
    Loved how you mAde it whole 30 paleo using sweet potato.

    Tisha

    Love the idea of sweet potatoes on the top! Looks so great!

    this looks delicious I love cottage pie, especially with sweet potato on top!

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