Saturday, November 21, 2020

My Cottage Pie Recipe

When Gabe and I live in Sag Harbor we would buy half a steer every January. 

It's very rare that I buy red meat now. Gabe will pick up hamburger meat once in awhile. He still has to have his burgers!

Our neighbor Mey is SO good to us. She loves to cook and drops by from time to time with dinners for us to enjoy.

She made a roast beef recently, the three of us loved it. 

 What to make with the leftover? Cottage pie!!! It's so easy so I wanted to share the recipe.


Leftover roast ( it doesn't matter how large it is. Grind or chop up whatever you have)

Beef gravy ( you can use package brown gravy or make your own. The amount of gravy you use depends on the amount of meat you have once ground)

1 can ( 14.5 ounces) cream corn

Mashed potatoes- enough to cover the top of the dish


The size dish depends on the amount of roast which was ground and combined with gravy.

Prepare the dish with non stick spray

Add the roast mixed with gravy

Spread the cream corn to the top of the roast mixture.

Add mashed potatoes to the top of the cream corn

That's it- super easy.

Bake at 350 for about 30-45 minutes depending on the pan.

The name "cottage pie" was first used at the end of the 18th century. It was around that time that the poorer people of Britain, people who lived in cottages in the country, started using potatoes as an everyday food. Originally, a pie made with any kind of meat and mashed potato was called a "cottage pie". Another reason- Shepard's Pie is usually made with Lamb- a huge NO NO in this house. Cottage pie is made with beef


  1. Now this is a recipe that I would have made for Fred. This would have been his very favorite. He LOVED mashed potatoes and creamed corn was something I had to have for him. And of course he would have been thrilled to have BEEF instead of What Chicken again??? I might just have to make this one as a Present for him. Thanks Linda.

    1. This is so easy, I knew you would like it!

    2. Yep, this is going to be made, but not this week.