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Turkey and mushroom cottage pie

Total Time
50 min
20 min
30 min


Olive oil

1 tbs

Turkey breast mince

500 g


1 whole, thinly sliced


2 clove(s), crushed


200 g, button variety, sliced

Butternut pumpkin

300 g, chopped

Chicken stock

1 cup(s), (250ml)

Fresh thyme

1 tsp, chopped

Sebago potato

600 g, chopped

Frozen green peas

1 cup(s), (120g)

Skim milk

2 tbs

Oil spray

2 x 3 second spray(s)


  1. Heat 2 tsp olive oil in a deep non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook turkey mince (see Notes), stirring to break up lumps, for 5 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Heat remaining 2 tsp olive oil in same pan over medium heat. Cook leek, stirring, for 2 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and mushrooms and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until mushrooms have softened.
  3. Add pumpkin, stock, thyme and mince and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes or until pumpkin is tender. Stir to break up pumpkin slightly. Transfer to a 1.5 litre (6-cup) capacity ovenproof dish.
  4. Meanwhile, boil, steam or microwave potatoes until tender, adding peas for the last minute of cooking. Drain. Mash in a large bowl with milk. Spoon mash over turkey mixture and lightly spray with oil.
  5. Preheat grill on high. Grill pie for 5 minutes or until light golden. Serve.


TIP: To make turkey breast mince, process chopped turkey breast in a food processor. Do not overprocess or mixture will become a paste.