Comfort Cottage Pie with Root Vegetables

Comfort Cottage Pie with Root Vegetables
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Total Time: 50
  • Servings: 4

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About this Recipe

The vegetables look really pretty on top of the savoury meat filling. Use you imagination and substitute your favourites.


2 tbsp (30 mL) Olive oil, divided
1 lb (454 g) Maple Leaf Prime Naturally® Ground Turkey
1 Small onion, finely diced
1 Stalk celery, finely diced
1 Medium carrot, finely diced
2 Cloves garlic, minced
3/4 tsp (4 mL) Ground sage
1 (51 g) Package gravy mix
1/4 cup (60 mL) Dried cranberries
1 Medium beet, peeled
2 Parsnips, peeled
2 Turnips, peeled
Salt and pepper


PREHEAT oven to 375°F (190°C).

HEAT 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add turkey and cook, breaking apart with the back of a wooden spoon for 8-10 minutes. Add onion, celery and carrot and continue to cook for another 3-4 minutes. Stir in garlic, sage and gravy mix. Add 2 cups (500 mL) of water and stir to combine. Bring to a boil then simmer for 6-8 minutes. Add cranberries and season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and transfer to an 8x8” (20x20 cm) baking dish or into four individual – 1 cup (250 mL) ramekins.

USING a very sharp knife or mandoline, slice vegetables in rounds 1/8” (3 mm) thick. Toss with the remaining olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place vegetables, shingle fashion, over the meat mixture to cover. Bake, covered with aluminum foil for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are golden brown and tender.


Substitute Maple Leaf Prime Naturally® Ground Chicken for Turkey.
Use whatever root vegetables you like in this recipe or substitute squash.

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