Turkey Cottage Pie


So it’s been a while and I promised my self I’d start blogging again in the new year so what better way to start than with a festive and healthy meal.  Turkey Pie is a healthy and lighter version of a family favourite – cottage pie. Turkey mince can be as low as 5% fat and yet it tastes great. 

Start by dicing one onion and gently fry this in a little olive oil.  Meanwhile dice a carrot and 1/2 a courgette and steam them in the microwave for 30 seconds to soften up then add to the pan along with a crushed clove of garlic. Fry these for another 5 minutes or so and then turn the heat up and add 500g of turkey mince and a splash of white wine, brown the mince then add one tablespoon of flour and stir then add approx a mug of chicken stock and seasoning if necessary. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes. The sauce should thicken up. Meanwhile peel and dice 3 large potatoes, boil in a separate pan and once cooked remove approx 1/2 a potato before mashing the rest with a little butter and some seasoning. Assemble the pie in to a suitable pie dish with the mince on the bottom and the mash on the top, then grate the remaining 1/2 potato on top (this will give it a nice crispy top) and sprinkle with a little cheese. Bake in the oven for 20 minute at 190 (fan) and serve with some veg. 

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