Katy Mathunjwa shares her special cottage pie recipe

Takeaway Wednesday: Katy Mathunjwa shares her special cottage pie recipe

Scenic Drive listener Katy Mathunjwa shared her "secret" recipe for a hearty cottage pie. Here's how you can recreate the dish at home. 

Kathy Mathunjwa
Jacaranda FM

Temperatures are dropping, which means it's time to pull out your favourite comfort food recipes! 

A cottage pie is always a great option for sating appetites and warming stomachs. Here's how Scenic Drive listener Katy Mathunjwa makes hers. 


1 onion (finely chopped)

4 medium carrots (finely grated) (1/3 of the grated carrots will be cooked with potatoes)

5 medium potatoes (peeled and soft-boiled)

700g lean beef mince

1 pack of soya mince (savoury)

500g Gouda Cheese (grated)

Pinch of salt (for potatoes)

kathy's cottage pie
Jacaranda FM/MorneJK


  • Fry the onion until transparent and soft, then add 2/3 of the carrots 
  • Add the lean mince and fry until cooked 
  • Add the soya mince as per the packet into the microwave and add to the roasted mince mixture
  • Mash the potatoes and 1/3 of the carrots; add a large amount of cheese and mix well
  • Spoon the mince mixture into an ovenproof dish; add the potato and cheese mixture on top
  • Bake it in the oven for +/- 30min or until the potatoes are golden brown.

Enjoy your cottage pie with a green salad on the side. 

If you try this recipe, feel free to send us your pictures. We'd love to see them!

Scenic Drive listener Antoinette van Wyngaard thoroughly enjoyed the recipe when she recreated it at home. 

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