Cottage pie

A healthy, easy and delicious recipe with cauliflower and cheese topping. Enjoy the dish with vegetables or a salad. The low carb dish with no added thickeners, can be used with my Low GI, Keto/Banting and Mediterranean meal plans.

Note: If you follow my Low GI Low Fat eating plan, do not use butter or cream.

Serving size

Serves 3 – 4



1 onion, sliced

1 green pepper, diced

1 packet white mushrooms

1 tin tomato paste

spices to season

500g mince (Low GI – lean mince)


200g cauliflower                                   

1 dash cream or butter (Low GI – use a little bit of low fat milk. No cream or butter.)                       


grated cheddar (Low GI – low fat cheese)                

  1. Preheat your oven to 220°C (428°F).
  2. Slice up the white mushrooms and dice the green peppers.
  3. MINCE: Fry onions in butter (Low GI use 1 tsp olive oil or Spray & Cook). Add green pepper. When soft, add mince and fry. Add spices and seasoning (chilli, masala, pepper, etc depending on your taste). Cook for 5 mins. Add tomato paste and cook for ± 10 mins. Lastly add mushrooms. Simmer until mushrooms are soft.
  4. CAULI-MASH: Cut cauliflower and steam in microwave for 5-6 mins. Add butter and microwave for another 2 mins or so. Pop into a blender and blend with a dash of cream until smooth. (Low GI – don’t use butter or cream).
  5. Layer mince into a casserole dish. Top with cauli-mash. Top with cheese. Grill in oven until cheese melts and browns a bit.


Linda xx

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