Cottage Pie for Gestational Diabetes

I was very nervous to try cottage pie with my gestational diabetes, but after a while of craving some comfort meals, I decided to try a small portion.  I find that I can eat 1/6th of the pie without going over my goal bgls.  (Pregnancy hunger is real).  I wanted to share this recipe for anyone else who needs it.  This is my mom’s recipe, adapted from my grandmother’s recipe.  

I always add lots of vegetables to my ground beef as it is cooking.  It helps stretch how far the meat goes while adding flavor. 


1 lb Ground beef

1 small onion

1 carrot

1-2 stalks of celery

½ cup of mushrooms


Worcestershire sauce

Frozen veggies

1 lb potatoes

Shredded cheese if desired 


Start potatoes boiling

Brown ground beef- drain

While the beef is browning dice the onion, carrot, celery, and mushrooms.  

Add the onion, carrot, celery, and mushrooms to the beef.

Cook until the onion is translucent. 

add squeeze or 2 of ketchup and 1 TBS Worcestershire sauce

When potatoes are soft mash them with butter and a little milk

transfer meat mixture to an ovenproof dish

Pour a bag of frozen vegetables on top. 

Top with mash potatoes

Dot with butter, top with shredded cheese if desired. 

bake 25-30 min 350 until the top is golden brown.


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