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Instant Pot Cottage Pie
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Instant Pot Cottage Pie

Instant Pot Cottage Pie. How to cook a delicious cottage pie in the instant pot pressure cooker from scratch. Ideal for using up leftovers, it is gluten free, healthy, and easy to tweak to make a vegan or vegetarian cottage pie.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Instant Pot
Servings: 6
Calories: 437kcal


Instant Pot Cottage Pie Ingredients:


  • Peel and slice your onion, prep your vegetables and sauté in the instant pot with extra virgin olive oil. Load into the instant pot your minced beef and stir for a couple of minutes until the mince starts to brown.
    How To Cook Cottage Pie In Instant Pot
  • Pour in stock, tinned tomatoes and seasonings and stir.
    How To Cook Cottage Pie In Instant Pot
  • Cancel the sauté and lower your trivet over the minced beef. Add the steamer basket ready for the potatoes. Peel and dice your potatoes and load onto the steamer basket.
    How To Cook Cottage Pie In Instant Pot
  • Place the lid on the instant pot, set the valve to sealing and cook for 5 minutes on meat and stew. Allow for 5 minutes natural pressure release before releasing pressure. Once you have released pressure, stir in your frozen peas. They will warm up naturally because of the heat in the instant pot.
    How To Cook Cottage Pie In Instant Pot
  • Remove the potatoes and mash with salt, thyme, butter, and milk. Load the meat and potatoes onto dinner plates and enjoy!
    How To Cook Cottage Pie In Instant Pot


Leftovers. The point of cottage pie is the use of leftovers. Have a fridge raid and use whatever old root vegetables you have in your fridge. I used a leek, but celery works well too.
Thick. Is your cottage pie not thick enough? If that is the case, then stir in a little of the mashed potatoes and reduce the stock slightly. You will then have a thick cottage pie filling.
Thanks for reading our instant pot cottage pie recipe on Recipe This. We have many more instant pot recipes for you to check out next. If you would like to try the lamb version, then I recommend our instant pot shepherd’s pie.


Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 1234mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 4085IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 6mg
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