• 500 g lean beef mince
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1 medium courgette, grated
  • 535 g can Wattie's Just Add Cottage Pie Simmer Sauce
  • 1 tsp dried Italian herbs
  • 200 g packet instant cannelloni tubes
  • 400 g Wattie's Chopped Tomatoes in Puree
  • 1 cup grated Edam cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and lightly grease a rectangular ovenproof dish.
  2. In a bowl mix the raw mince with the carrot, courgette, Wattie’s Just Add Cottage Pie Simmer Sauce and Italian herbs.
  3. Pack mince mixture into each cannelloni tube and place each tube in the dish. Extra mince mixture can be dotted around the dish.
  4. Pour over Wattie’s Tomatoes Chopped in Purée and cover the dish with foil. Place in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until cannelloni tubes are cooked. Sprinkle with grated cheese and return to the oven and grill until golden. Serve with a green salad.

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Cottage Pie

Homestyle mince and vegetables, with a tasty potato topping.

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22 Ratings

Reviews (22)

Stacy's Rating
chantalle's Review | Rating

very nice

Justine's Review | Rating

Nice, but I found putting the mince in the tubes a bit messy.

Rowena's Review | Rating

Tasty, but takes a bit of getting the mixture in the tubes.. also cook longer - I would say closer to an hr

Heather's Review | Rating

I used a piping bag to put the mince in the tubes for this delicious dish - easy!

Leah's Review | Rating

Very yummy winter meal :) Took me closer to an hour to cook as well.

Jo's Review | Rating

Don't know whats wrong with all these other people, getting messy is FUN and this recipe is YUMMY enough to warrant a bit of handwashing!

Mel's Review | Rating

Agrees with Jo.. I used a teaspoon to get the mixture in.. my 11 yr old loved helping.. I also added some cheese sauce over the tomato at the end with grated cheese and put back in oven till melted.. this went down a hit in our house..

Sha's Review | Rating

Really delicious but like everyone else I find filling the tubes messy. I too used a piping bag

Jessie MacNeil's Review | Rating

Delicious! I didn't find this too messy to put together. I used a teaspoon as well.

Toni Martin's Rating
Niktia Howard's Review | Rating

amazing! so easy and so yummy

Wendys scarrott's Review | Rating

We really enjoyed this! bit of fun getting the mince in the tubes :o) i just pushed it in with the palms of my hands , i served it with home made coleslaw ... it was YUMMO!

Emma McGregor's Review | Rating

was yum, changed the chopped tomatoes to condensed tomato soup which made it really good!

Wilma de Vries's Rating
Michelle Doms's Review | Rating

used instant cannelloni tubes but even after an hour they still weren't cooked-had to have peanut butter sandwiches for dinner lol

Reply from The Food in a Minute team

Hi Michelle

Sorry that the recipe didn’t turn out as planned.All our recipes are triple tested so I can only suggest the following:
1. Maybe the dish was either too big which meant that the sauce evaporated before the pasta was cooked.
2. The cannelloni tubes need to be only one layer deep.
3. Maybe the oven temperature was too low.
4. Make sure that the cannelloni tubes used were the instant variety

Hope this helps!

Roza's Review | Rating

This was great! As a student who has to come home straight from uni and hit the books, this was quick, cheap and easy to prepare and chuck in the oven (I read the comments before I made it and put the mince in via an icing bag which was super quick but stained my bag orangey brown...) and really delicious. I put 2 carrots in as courgettes are a little pricier, and even have enough for lunch tomorrow! Thanks for the recipe!

Lorraine's Review | Rating

This is a great meal and easy to make, I used a piping bag so no mess at all. I didn't season the meat and I think you need to, and I added cheese sauce. yummy indeed will make again for the family :)

Anna's Review | Rating

Super easy, but tasty too. Ended up stuffing the mince mixture into the cannelloni with my hands as a fork was far too fiddly. Will definitely be making this again!

Francine's Rating
Bri's Review | Rating

Started cooking at 7.15pm it is now 9pm and pasta is still not cooked. It is single layered and sauce covering all the pasta.

Evelyn-Gavin McLean's Review | Rating

Well I read all the reviews and with a bit of tweaking it was delicious and I would definitely make it again! I doubled up a couple of clean plastic bags and put mixture into that and snipped off the end and piped into cannelloni, also used condensed soup instead of tinned tomatoes and I made a cheese sause which I added at end for grilling. No problem with baking and cooked perfectly