If you’re looking for the perfect Irish treat for your St. Patrick’s day celebration, look no further than this recipe.

Chef Lynn from Oakmont Livonia shared her delicious, simple, and stick-to-your-ribs recipe for savory Cottage Pie. Made from delicious ground beef, cooked veggies, and mashed potatoes, Cottage Pie is the perfect way to celebrate the coming of Spring.


  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 4tbs butter
  • 5tbs flour
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 15oz can of beef broth
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • 16 oz of mashed potatoes (fresh or dried – your choice)
  • 1 cup of milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Brown the ground beef with onions and carrots
  3. Add 2tbs of butter and wait until melted
  4. Add 5tbs of flour, mix together and let cook for 3-4 minutes stirring constantly
  5. Add beef brother, salt, and pepper and allow to reduce
  6. Once carrots are softened add peas
  7. Transfer to an 8×8 pan
  8. Mix mashed potatoes with butter and milk and top beef filling in pan
  9. Bake in oven @ 350 for 24 minutes until potatoes are golden brown
  10. Serve and enjoy!


Did you know? The difference between Cottage Pie and Shepard’s Pie is that Shepard’s Pie uses lamb and Cottage Pie uses beef.