Sweet Potato Cottage Pie

Sweet Potato Cottage Pie

With the cooler weather we tend to gravitate to hearty, warm food to satisfy.  I recently developed this recipe as part of the Body Fit Training 8 Week Challenge Meal Plans for our participants, that aims to meet all of your nutrition requirements, maximise training, health, energy and a healthy weight loss. If you share these goals, give this nutrient dense, satisfying recipe a go, and if you have the chance send me a picture or share on social media!

Sweet Potato Cottage Pie

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Serves: 1


  • Sweet potato, peeled, sliced, 120g female, 150g male
  • Nutmeg spice, 2-3 shakes, ¼ tsp
  • Sour cream, extra light, ½ tbsp, 10-15g
  • Beef, lean, minced, raw, 100g female, 125g male
  • Garlic, paste or fresh, 1 tsp, 5g
  • Brown onion, diced, 50g
  • Carrot, 1 medium, diced, 130g
  • Mushroom, diced, 90g
  • Tomato paste, 1 tbsp
  • Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp
  • Cheese, extra light ricotta (1 tbsp), tasty or mozzarella (optional), 1 pinch to sprinkle on top, 5-10g
  • Extra virgin olive oil, up to 5g


    1. Pre heat oven to 200 degrees celsius, fan forced.
    2. Steam, microwave or boil sweet potato until soft.
    3. Combine potato, nutmeg and sour cream in a bowl and combine until smooth with an electric stick blender or potato masher and set aside.
    4. Brown onion, garlic, mushroom, carrot and mince on a non-stick fry pan on medium to high heat with minimal oil.
    5. Add tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce and combine well for 1-2 minutes.
    6. Remove from heat and transfer mixture into an oven proof glass or ceramic bowl or ramekin. Please note you may choose to multiply serves and serve in larger dish.
    7. Top with sweet potato mix and optional sprinkle of low fat cheese and bake in oven for 15-20 minutes.
Nutritional Information Average Quantity
Per Serve (Female)
Average Quantity
Per Serve (Male)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
Serving Size: 535g / 591g
Energy 1490kJ 1714kJ
Protein 30.7g 37.9g
Fat – total 9.0g 10.1g
– Saturated 3.3g 3.7g
Carbohydrate 30.3g 34.5g
– sugars 19.4g 21.1g
Fibre 13.1g 14.0g
Sodium 502.4mg 522.4mg
Calcium 128.2mg 138.1mg
Iron 4.0mg 4.6mg

My top tips:

  • Other lean meats such as lamb, chicken and turkey also work well
  • Vegetarians can substitute beef for tofu, beans or lentils
  • Omit cheese and sour cream for dairy free alternative and use a dairy alternative milk such as soy or almond milk
  • For extra kick, add ½ tsp fresh or dried chilli flakes
For more nutrient dense recipes and a suggested meal plan download my Fit Fabulous Foodie E Book.

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