Lamb Cottage Pie

You all adored our last shepherd's pie recipe, so we thought we'd create another hearty dish: Lamb Cottage Pie. Featuring tender lamb mince, a medley of vegetables, and a creamy mashed potato topping, all baked to perfection with a golden cheesy crust. Enjoy!

Recipe developed by Mel, Thrive Wholesome Nutrition


  • 1 tablespoon of Rich Glen Signature Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 3-4 rashers of bacon, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of Rich Glen Lamb Roast Meat Rub
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • Kernels from 1 corn cob
  • 4-5 button mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 750 grams of lamb mince
  • 500ml of vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon of curry powder
  • 800 grams of potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons of milk
  • 1-2 tablespoons of butter
  • 3 sprigs of fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped
  • 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • A handful of grated parmesan and grated mozzarella
  • Rich Glen Garlic Salt to finish


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Add the chopped potatoes to a large pot, cover with boiling water, and cook until soft. Remove from the heat, drain, and set aside.
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the brown onion, garlic, and bacon, and cook until the onion starts to become translucent.
  4. Stir in the Lamb Roast Meat Rub and cook for a few more minutes.
  5. Add the lamb mince and cook until almost cooked through.
  6. Add the carrots, celery, mushrooms, corn, and peas, and cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Stir in the vegetable stock, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, curry powder, thyme, and rosemary. Let simmer until the liquid starts to reduce.
  8. If the liquid needs thickening, mix 1 tablespoon of cornflour with warm water and slowly add to the pan.
  9. Once cooked and the sauce has thickened, transfer to a large oven-safe baking dish.
  10. Mash the potatoes with milk and butter until creamy. Adjust consistency with more milk/butter if needed.
  11. Spread the mash over the mince mixture and use a fork to create swirl patterns on top.
  12. Sprinkle over a handful of grated parmesan and mozzarella.
  13. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese is melted and golden brown.
  14. Remove from the oven, top with fresh thyme or basil, and a sprinkle of Garlic Salt, serve immediately. Enjoy!

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