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Cottage Pie Dreams & Shepherd’s Pie Potatoes

I had a dream last night about cottage pie where the top was thinly sliced potato instead of the usual mash. So I had to make it for dinner. I guess some people have dreams and go on and become prophets. I have dreams and go on to eat dinner.

I figured 3 layers of potato and 3 layers of cheese would be enough to do my dream justice.

Layer of meat and vegies.
Layer of potato, layer of mild cheese, layer of potato, layer of havarti, layer potato, layer of mature cheddar.
Baked to golden.

Sunday night dinner: Shepherd’s Pie Baked Potatoes

Do you know the difference between a Shepherd’s Pie and Cottage Pie? Shepherd’s has lamb, Cottage has beef.

These baked potatoes are great portable food. Maybe for a party or a picnic and I can testify that these are good eaten cold too. I used sausages, but you could use mince also.


4 medium potatoes
2 lamb sausages or about 150grams mince
2 mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons diced onion
2 table spoons gravy
Splash of milk
Grated cheese


  1. Oil and salt 4 medium potatoes and bake for 1 hour at 180°C/360°F. Allow to cool until cool enough to handle and cut in half. Scoop out the insides carefully and reserve the guts.
  2. Squeeze out a couple of lamb sausages from their skins and saute with mushrooms and onions. Add a little gravy and spoon into the potato skins.
  3. Mash the reserved potato with a little milk and salt. Spoon onto the potatoes and top with grated cheese and chopped parsley.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes at 180°C/360°F.


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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person.

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