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Veggie Cottage Pie With Cheesy Champ Topping Recipe

A delicious and hearty meat free Monday meal that will fill up hungry tummies. If you don’t have any dried lentils, then use tinned kidney beans or chickpeas, which will not require any cooking. Spinach also works well in place of kale. 

Serves: 6-8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes 
 

Ingredients

For the colcannon:
  • 1kg potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 100ml milk
  • 4 spring onions, chopped
  • 30g butter
  • 50g Cheddar, grated
  • Salt and black pepper
  • For the filling:
  • 200g green lentils
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 x 400g tins of chopped tomatoes
  • 2 handfuls of kale, chopped
  • Small handful of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tsp honey
  • Butter

Instructions

  1. For the champ, simmer the potatoes in boiling salted water for 15 minutes or until tender, then drain and return to the pan.
  2. In a jug, combine the milk with the spring onions. Heat in the microwave for one minute or until warm.
  3. Mash the potatoes with the butter, then stir in the warm milk mixture and the grated Cheddar. Season well and set aside.
  4. In a pot, cook the lentils according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.

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