Very Low Syn Cottage Pie


This recipe is one of my go to favourites, and it’s a sure fire winner at home. Cottage pie is a fantastic choice for a big family meal, and I love it because it’s real, homemade comfort food.

This recipe is a healthy version, and depending on portion size there is at most 1 syn per serving (3 syns over all) for any of my lovely Slimming World readers. For anyone who’s not following the Slimming World plan then this is simply a tasty, healthy and pleasing meal!

Serves 4

Very Low Syn Cottage Pie

Happy, healthy comforting cottage pie!

5Prep Time

40Cook Time

45Total Time

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  • Fry Light
  • 500g Lean Beef Mince (5% fat or under)
  • Pack of Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
  • 1tbsp Bisto Gravy Granules (made up with 100ml boiling water)
  • 200ml Strong Beef Stock
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 5 Large Potatoes (peeled and chopped)


  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Spray a frying pan with Fry Light over a high heat and add the beef, stirring regularly until the meat is browned.
  3. Add the cherry tomatoes and continue to stir until these have softened slightly.
  4. Add the gravy and 100ml of the Beef stock, along with the tomato puree and mix thoroughly. Reduce the heat and leave to simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  5. In the meantime add your chopped potatoes to boiling water and leave to boil until soft.
  6. When the potatoes are soft, mash them with the rest of the beef stock until all of the lumps are gone (this is how I make Slimming World friendly mashed potato!) Season with salt & pepper.
  7. In a medium sized baking tray or glass dish add the mince and then top with the mashed potato, using a fork to spread the mash evenly over the top (this will give your dish that classic ridged topping).
  8. Bake in the oven a 200 degrees for approximately 20 minutes or until the top has begun to go slightly brown.
  9. Serve with lots of tasty veg and enjoy!


The whole dish is 3 syns on Slimming World and serves approximately 4 people depending on your portion sizes!


Calories: 612 cal
Carbohydrates: 86 g
Fat: 16 g
Sodium: 250 g
Cholesterol: 77 g
Protein: 33 g
Fiber: 7 g

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  • plasterers bristol

    16/05/2016 at 6:04 pm

    This sounds so good. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Can't wait to give this a go. Simon
    1. Cliona

      17/05/2016 at 8:48 am

      Thanks so much Simon! Let me know how you get on :)

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