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Gluten Free Cottage Pie

Savory ground beef topped with homemade mashed potatoes. Yum.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free cottage pie, ground beef dinner ideas, homemade mashed potatoes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 379kcal


  • 4 medium potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons butter divided
  • 2 teaspoons salt divided
  • dash of pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion minced
  • 1 carrot minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon All Purpose Gluten Free Baking Flour
  • 1 cup gluten free beef stock Herb Ox bouillon or Kitchen Basics
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • dash of nutmeg


  • Preheat oven to 400℉.
  • Boil potatoes for 15 minutes. Drain and mash potatoes with a potato masher. Add water, 1 tablespoon of the butter, 1 teaspoon of salt and a dash of pepper. Whip with a spoon until fluffy and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a skillet. Add onion and carrot and cook on low heat for 15 minutes. Add ground beef and stir over a medium heat, breaking up meat with a spatula for 5 more minutes. Drain beef mixture. Then add flour for 2 more minutes. Pour in bouillon, thyme, 1 teaspoon of salt, and nutmeg. Simmer until thickened for 5 minutes. 
  • Spoon into a 9-inch pie plate. Spread the mashed potatoes over the top. Scatter the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter around the potatoes. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy.


  • Need to make it dairy-free? No problem. Instead of butter, use a dairy-free butter substitute like Earth Balance. 
  • If you can tolerate dairy, you can prepare your mashed potatoes with milk or half and half instead of water.
  • I love to make homemade mashed potatoes, but if you want to save time Betty Crocker Potato Buds are gluten free and ready in 5 minutes.


Calories: 379kcal