This cottage pie recipe is such a great way to get additional vegies into your healthy child’s diet.  You can use whatever veggies you have at hand.

How Cottage Pie Benefits Healthy Kids

Cottage Pie made with beef is also called Shepherd’s when made with lamb is a firm family favourite. Minced meat cooked with grated vegetables, and baked with a creamy veggie mash topping. Yum! This cottage pie for toddlers can be made in individual portions sizes in small ramekins making them easy to freeze. Or you can choose to make the same recipe in one larger dish for the whole family to enjoy.



Cottage Pies

Prep Time 13 mins Cook Time 30 mins Total Time 43 mins


Kids Nutritionist - Recipe

This cottage pie recipe is suitable for children of all age groups it’s a tasty and nutritious meal!


Veggie Mash


  1. Heat oven to 180oC (350oF). Cut your vegetables of choice into chunks or florets.
  2. Using a pot of boiling water or a steamer, cook veggies until well cooked.  (Cauliflower 10-15 minutes, sweet potato and potato 20-30 minutes). 
    Allow to cool slightly.
  3. Either mash the vegies by hand or in a food processor.  Add butter and enough milk to make the mash smooth and creamy.  Season with sea salt and pepper.

  4. In either a family size dish or individual ramekins, fill the bottom with bolognaise sauce and top with the mashed vegetables.

    1. Bake in the oven until heated through and light brown.
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Fiona Stock

Paediatric Naturopath & Nutritionist

Fiona Stock

Melbourne Naturopath 

Fiona Stock is a respected Paediatric Naturopath & Children’s Nutritionist with a career spanning over 25 years. Armed with an abundance of experience and a true desire to transform your child’s health, she’ll listen closely to understand the underlying causes of their troubling condition.

Fiona gets to the heart of your child’s presenting symptoms by deciphering what their body is trying to tell you. She will suggest simple and specific changes as well as herbal or nutritional medicine where required to nurture and restore your child, so they can enjoy the good health they deserve.

If you’ve tried everything and are yet to find solutions to your child’s health challenges – this could well be the path to take.

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She provides face-to-face appointments to families in Melbourne as well as phone consultations to families in rural Victoria, interstate and internationally.

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