Cottage Pie Twice Baked Potatoes

Happy Monday! For my non-Canadian readers, today is Thanksgiving in Canada. As I am not exactly looking forward to making a Turkey (luckily someone else is in charge!), I am looking forward to making some sides.

One of my favourite sides for Thanksgiving (and any meal in general) are  potato dishes. So this year, I decided to make a classic dish involving potatoes but with a twist! Here’s my super easy Cottage Pie Twice Baked Potatoes!

Cottage Pie Twice Baked Potato

So why in a potato? Well it all came out of my mates and I joking about not wanting to do dishes. The conversations then moved to bread bowls and how much I love them – I’m looking at you Broccoli Cheddar Soup in a bread bowl at Panera Bread! Then it hit me, why not make the potato the bowl? I mean, I ended up having to do dishes anyways for the tools that I used to make this but it was the thought that counted! Anyways, while the Cottage Pie Twice Baked Potatoes did require a plate at the end of the day to you know, plate it on, we had fun putting this concept together last minute.

Cottage Pie Twice Baked Potato

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Cottage Pie Twice Baked Potatoes
Cottage Pie Twice Baked Potatoes
Serves: 6
  • Russet Potatoes, 6
  • Lean Beef, 1lb
  • Garlic Powder
  • Olive Oil
  • Red Onion, 1
  • Carrot, 1
  • Celery, 1
  • Black Pepper
  • Sea Salt
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Butter, 2 Tbsp
  • Whole Milk, ⅓-1/2 cup
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 F
  2. Poke russet potatoes all over with a fork. Bake until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork (around 60-70 minutes). Once done, set the potatoes aside to cool and leave oven on.
  3. While that potatoes are in the oven, add olive oil to a large skillet on medium-high heat. Break the beef up and add it to the pan.
  4. While cooking, sprinkle with sea salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  5. Right before the beef is done, turn heat to medium, and throw in the minced onion, celery, and carrot.
  6. Let everything cook until it's done all the way through then add Worcestershire sauce. Again, the amount is up to you as I taste as I cook and adjust accordingly.
  7. Set aside once it is done.
  8. Moving on back to the potatoes, once they're done and cooled off, slice off the top ⅓ to ¼ of the potato.
  9. Hollow out the potato, but don't forget to leave a "wall" on the insides.
  10. Place the hollowed out bits into a large bowl with your milk and butter.
  11. Using a masher, mash until the it is smooth.
  12. Place the filling inside the hollowed out potatoes before covering the top with the mashed potatoes.
  13. Place the stuffed potatoes back into the oven and let it cook until the peaks of the mashed potatoes are a pretty golden brown.
  14. Let cool and serve
You can easily substitute the lean beef with lamb for Shepherd's Pie!

QOTD: How was your Thanksgiving Canadians? Non-Canadians, what do you have planned for your Thanksgiving??

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