Cottage Pie with Gnocchi Topping   

Cottage Pie with Gnocchi

A fun twist on a classic.  This cottage pie swaps the traditional mashed potato topping for a potato gnocchi topping.  A sure fire hit with the whole family!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mince, Pie
Servings 5


  • 5L slow cooker


  • 1 kg lean beef mince
  • 2 carrots grated
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 400 gram can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp beef stock powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 500g trays of potato gnocchi
  • 2 cups grated tasty cheese


  • Combine in the slow cooker, all ingredients except the gnocchi and cheese
  • Cook on low for 5hrs
  • Remove any excess fat/liquid that may pool on top of meat sauce (I gently spoon mine out.  Good quality mince to begin with will limit excess fat at this stage)
  • Cook gnocchi in boiling water as per pkt instructions (usually 2mins)
  • Strain then gently add gnocchi on top of cottage pie in slow cooker and top with cheese. Continue to cook on low for 15-20mins to melt cheese
  • Serve withyour favourite steamed side vegetables
  • Beef mince could also be swapped for lamb mince for a Shepherd's pie instead
  • This recipe was created for our READY SET SLOW recipe book. You can purchase this book HERE 🙂
Keyword gnocchi

2 thoughts on “Cottage Pie with Gnocchi Topping   ”

  1. 5 stars
    Made this last night. Swapped mince for chicken pre-cooked sausages (as that was the meat that was out for dinner). Worked a treat and was loved by everyone.

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