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Chili Cottage Pie

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.


8 servings

Updated: Apr. 24, 2022
This filling cottage pie is super simple and loaded with flavor. The kids love to help layer it up. —Jacob Miller, Ledyard, Connecticut
Chili Cottage Pie Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 envelope chili seasoning mix
  • 1 package (24 ounces) refrigerated mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef, salt and pepper until beef is no longer pink. Drain beef; remove from skillet.
  2. In same skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, 2-3 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  3. Add beef, mixed vegetables, kidney beans, tomatoes, beef stock and chili seasoning; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until thickened, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Heat mashed potatoes according to microwave package directions; spread over top of beef mixture.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese; bake until bubbly and cheese is melted, 15-20 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes; sprinkle with green onions and Parmesan cheese.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Cottage pie or shepherd's pie? Traditionally, shepherd's pie is made with lamb, while cottage pie is the same dish but with beef.
  • Black beans taste great in this dish if you're not a fan of kidney beans.
  • For a lighter take, substitute ground chicken or turkey for the beef.
  • Add chopped jalapenos or a splash of your favorite hot sauce for a spicy touch.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 serving: 390 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 992mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 7g fiber), 21g protein.

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