Traditionally a cottage pie recipe is made with beef and a shepherd's pie is made with lamb, but they are both delicious as these recipes show.
Beef cottage pie is classic comfort food. If you want you can add some sweet potatoes or parsnip into the mashed potato crust.
A great British recipe, this is a hearty dinner dish that is always a favourite with the the whole family and friends.
A very traditional English cottage pie with beef, onions, carrots, potatoes and seasonings. Best served with fresh green peas.
When my vegetarian friends come around I fall back to this dish which is always well received. You can make the day before then store in the fridge, I find this makes it hold together much better when serving.
Cottage pie is a favourite for most as mums as it easy, cheap, can prepare early and left in the oven, kids love it and it is packed with healthy vegetables. This one also contains port to give a rich deep taste.