Another day, another family favourite from Tesco. I picked up this cottage pie along with the chicken and tomato pasta bake, as it's a meal that normally goes down pretty well with my family. When I make it from scratch, though, it does tend to take a while, and getting the potato just right takes a bit of practice. With this bad boy all I had to do was shove it in the oven for half an hour.
The first thing I need to mention is the potato. It's lovely and creamy, no lumps and certainly makes this a filling meal. The mince underneath is nice and tender, although it is a little sparse, there's definitely more potato to contend with. The gravy is pretty damn good though, with onions, carrots and peas mixed in, and really adds flavour throughout, especially to the potato, which may have been a bit too much otherwise.
This cottage pie went down very nicely. It's a low effort, nutritious meal that may be a little light on the meat, but is certainly worth a try.
My rating: 4/5