Vegetarian Quorn cottage pie is full of veggie goodness and flavour. If you’re watching your weight or just looking for a delicious meat free quick healthy meal, you’ve come to the right place!
If you’re looking to reduce your overall red meat consumption, this vegetarian Quorn cottage pie recipe will help you to do just that.
You’ll not miss any nutritional benefits in this tasty meat free cottage pie as there’s plenty of protein per portion.
Plus, just like with my easy homemade quorn lasagne you’ll find very little difference in the taste, texture or appearance compared to a meat version.
And this vegetarian cottage pie is much lower calorie than a meat based cottage pie!
I’d been using beef mince in my cottage pie recipe for years, but in an effort to eat more of a vegetarian based diet, I changed to Quorn.
I can say neither Lady Lynne or I have had any difficulty in changing to this tasty filling vegetarian Quorn cottage pie alternative.
But, if you’re still not convinced or wondering what Quorn is, then let me explain more about what Quorn mince is and the benefits of it, below.
And I’ve cooked this vegetarian Quorn cottage pie for guests before, and they’ve not noticed any difference between a traditional beef one or this one.
So why not give it a try? 🙂
Vegetarian Quorn Cottage Pie – What is Quorn Mince?
- Quorn products are made from Mycoprotein which is a nutritionally healthy protein source, discovered more than 40 years ago.
- Mycoprotein is a type of fungi which is produced by a fermentation process similar to that used for yeast in bread.
- Quorn is meat free, low in saturated fat and high in fibre.
- As Quorn is “cooked” during the process it’s being made, it requires very little cooking time. Making it an ideal quick healthy meal ingredient.
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My Other Quorn Meat Free Recipes You Might Also Like
- Homemade Quorn burgers. These tasty homemade Quorn burgers are really easy to make and an ideal vegetarian meat substitute for you or your vegetarian friends cooked on your stove, or on your BBQ.
- Quorn chilli is a delicious alternative to beef chilli. This healthy vegetarian family Quorn chilli recipe is one that even meat eaters will enjoy!
- Quorn pasta bolognese bake takes just under an hour to prepare and can serve up to six people. Packed with healthy wholegrain fusilli pasta and vegetables. Then topped with a light cheesy crust you can bet it’s a bake all the family will love!
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Aren’t casserole type dishes like this so easy to put together? Plus, if you make them large enough then you’ve plenty to go round as well as to share. Or leftovers to freeze.
As I’m currently clocking up roughly 50 hours + a week at work at the moment with some IT projects I’m overseeing which are at their critical points, it’s when I’ve recipes like this in the freezer that I can take out in the morning and just microwave in the evening, that are complete winners for us!
It’s an exciting, but really busy time at work at the moment, so as you can imagine, Lady Lynne and I are really looking forward to a few restful days away together in Oban at the end of this week. Remember when Mike and I were in Oban last year?
This time it’ll be more of a wandering / ambling about type of excursion, with lots of fish being eaten! I hope to bring you some pics next week of our activities.
But, before that I’ll catch you still on Thursday.
See you then!
Vegetarian Quorn Cottage Pie Recipe
If you’re looking to reduce your carb intake then you could substitute the potato topping with a part cauliflower part potato one instead. Like in my meat free green lentil shepherd’s pie recipe.
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Vegetarian Quorn Cottage Pie
- 400 g white potatoes peeled and chopped
- 400 g cauliflower florets peeled and chopped
- Low calorie cooking spray
- 1 medium onion diced
- 300 g Quorn mince
- 200 g tin of peas drained
- 200 g tin of baby carrots drained
- 125 ml vegetable stock
- Salt and Freshly ground pepper for seasoning
- Pre-heat over to 180C fan.
- Place potatoes and cauliflower together in a suitable sized saucepan and cover with cold water. Being them to the boil, then turn down allowing them to simmer for roughly 15 minutes until they are tender. Drain and set aside.
- Whilst the potatoes and cauliflower are cooking, spray the bottom of a medium sized saucepan with the low calorie spray about 6 times. Turn the heat on high, then when the oil starts to bubble, turn down to a medium heat.
- Add the onions and sauté for about 3 – 4 minutes, until soft, stirring constantly so they don't burn.
- Add the Quorn mince, peas and carrots and combine together with the onions, then add the stock. Bring to the boil and allow to simmer gently for about 5 minutes.
- Place the Quorn mixture into an oven proof casserole dish.
- Mash the potatoes and cauliflower together and season to taste.
- Spoon the potatoes and cauliflower mash over the top of the Quorn mince mixture.
- Place into the oven on the centre shelf and bake for approximately 20 to 25 minutes until the topping is lightly browned.