Cottage Kangaroo Pie
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 45 mins
8 serves Serves: 8
Perfect for a cold winter's night, this shepherd's pie is packed full of flavour.


  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 tbs skim milk powder
  • 2 tbs canola oil
  • 1000 g kangaroo mince
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 1 x 400g can no-added-salt brown lentils, drained
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbs reduced-fat cheddar cheese, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Fill a large pot with water. Place sweet potato and white potato into water, bring to the boil and cook for 10-15 minutes until soft.
  3. Drain potatoes and mash together with skim milk powder.
  4. Heat oil in fry pan, place kangaroo mince into the pan and cook until browned.
  5. Add chopped vegetables, frozen peas, lentils, Worcestershire sauce and 1/2 cup of water. Cook for 15 minutes.
  6. Place mixture into a casserole dish.
  7. Spread mashed potato on top of mince mixture and smooth with spoon. Top with grated cheese. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Recipe from More Deadly Tucker cookbook (2013), North Metropolitan Health Service © State of Western Australia, reproduced with permission. Order the More Deadly Tucker cookbook here.

Variation: To make this recipe feed more people add extra diced seasonal vegetables or 1/2 cup of rolled oats (add extra water if you are including oats).
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    Place potato into water and bring to the boil.
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    Drain potato and mash together with skim milk powder.
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    Heat oil in fry pan and cook kangaroo mince until browned
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    Add vegetables, lentils, Worcestershire sauce and water.
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    Place mixture in casserole dish.
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    Spread mashed potato on top of mince mixture and top with grated cheese.
Comment: Use a gluten-free alternative to Worcestershire sauce to make this dish gluten-free.

Healthy tip!

Chilli, lemon and herbs add flavour - great alternatives to butter and salt!

More tips

Nutrition Information

per serving per 100g
Energy 1415 kJ 429 kJ
Protein 39.6 g 12 g
Fat, total 7.8 g 2.4 g
— saturated 1.5 g 0.5 g
Carbohydrate 23.3 g 7.1 g
— sugars 8.4 g 2.6 g
Sodium 264 mg 80 mg
Fibre 7.6 g 2.3 g

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