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[Recipe] Sweet Potato Cottage Pie

A delicious healthy recipe by Lifestyle Chef Izelle Hoffman.

Carefully designed to fit in with the Sleekgeek Food ListHealthy Meal Template, and  Portion Control Guide.


  • Recommended for: Dinner
  • Prep time: 10 mins
  • Cooking time: 30 mins


  • Protein (1 palm)
    • 100g extra lean mince or ostrich mince
  • Colourful Veg (1 fist)
    • 1/2 red salad onion
    • 50g of peas
    • 50g of steamed diced carrots (optional)
  • Smart Carb (1 cupped hand)
    • 100g Mashed sweet potato
      Tip: steam sweet potato in the microwave making use of a microwave steam bag and then mash or cut the corner of a pre-cut packet of sweet potato and steam in microwave till soft, mash in packet. Refrigerate the left-over for later use.
  • Healthy Fat (1 thumb)
    • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Herbs, spices, Extras
    • Herbs, Spices, Extras
    • 1/2 tsp Salt
    • 1/2 tsp Ground black pepper
    • 1 heaped tsp Paprika
    • 5g freshly chopped Parsley

Ingredients are based off the Sleekgeek Food List, combined together using the Sleekgeek Healthy Meal Template, and portioned out with the Sleekgeek Portion Control Guide.


  • Pre heat your pan over medium heat with olive oil.
  • Dice the onion and fry in olive oil till golden brown.
  • Add the mince and fry till cooked.
  • Season with paprika, salt, pepper and parsley.
  • Add the peas and carrots and mix well.
  • Prepare your baking dish or ramekin with non stick spray and add the mince mix.
  • Evenly distribute and press down generously.
  • Season the mashed sweet potato with salt and add on top of the mince.
  • Distribute evenly and finish of with a sprinkle of paprika and ground black pepper.
  • Bake for 15-20min or until sweet potato is crispy on top.
  • Serve warm.


This recipe is carefully designed to fit in with the Sleekgeek Food ListHealthy Meal Template, and  Portion Control Guide.

See the FULL Sleekgeek Nutrition Guide here (it’s free).

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