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Country Cauliflower Cottage Pie

Yields1 ServingPrep Time30 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 30 mins

A hearty and classic family dish with the addition of cauliflower through the creamy mash topping.

Fry's Cottage pie

Cauliflower Mash
 6 large potatoes, peeled and quartered
 250 g cauliflower florets
 1-3 Tbsp (15-45 ml) water or almond milk
 100 g vegan butter
 Salt and pepper
Cottage Pie
 2 Tbsp (30 ml) olive oil
 1 large onion, finely chopped
 2 large carrots, finely chopped
 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
 250 g Portobello mushrooms, roughly chopped
 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
 2 sprigs of fresh thyme, picked and chopped
 2 Tbsp (30 ml) tomato paste
 2 Tbsp (30 ml) flour
 1 x box of Fry's Pea Protein Mince
 2 Tbsp (30 ml) soy sauce
 2 C (500 ml) vegetable stock
 1 x 410 g tin cannellini beans, drained
 2 bay leaves
Cauliflower Mash

Steam or boil the cauliflower florets for 10-15 minutes until soft. Blitz the florets with a few tablespoons of water (or almond milk) until you have a smooth consistency. Set aside.


Half fill a large pot with salted water and add the potatoes to the pot. Set the pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-high and simmer the potatoes until they are soft and cooked through. Drain the potatoes and allow them to steam for 2 minutes before mashing. Mash the potatoes, adding in the vegan butter and then season to taste. Tip: you can sub the vegan butter for a good quality mild olive oil. Fold in the cauliflower purée and mix until everything is smooth.

Cottage Pie

Preheat the oven to 180 ºC.


Set a large frying pan over medium-high heat and heat the olive oil. Add the onion, carrots, celery and mushrooms and fry for 10 minutes until the veggies have softened and begin to colour. Add the garlic, thyme, tomato paste and flour and fry for 2 minutes to cook out the tomato paste and flour. Add the Fry’s Family Pea Protein Mince and stir fry for 2 minutes. Add the soy sauce, vegetable stock, cannellini beans and bay leaves and stir to combine. Simmer with the lid off for 30 minutes until thickened.


Check and adjust the seasoning of the mince, when you are happy with the flavour, spoon the mixture into an ovenproof dish. Top with dollops of cauliflower and potato mash and spread the mixture evenly over the top. Rough up the surface using a fork to create a pattern and then drizzle lightly with olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 6