Layered Cheesy Mince and Mashed Potato Bake

This Layered Cheesy Mince and Mashed Potato Bake is a classic comfort dish that brings together the heartiness of well-seasoned minced meat and the smooth, creamy texture of mashed potatoes, all under a golden layer of melted cheese. It’s a symphony of flavors and textures that blend together in every bite, offering a fulfilling and comforting dining experience.

Ideal for any occasion, this dish serves as a delightful centerpiece for a family dinner, a potluck contribution, or a cozy night in. Its preparation involves layers of love, from the soft, buttery potatoes to the richly flavored mince, culminating in a cheesy, golden crust that’s irresistible. Whether it’s a chilly evening or a gathering of loved ones, this bake promises to warm hearts and satisfy cravings with its rich layers and robust flavors.

Full Recipe:


For the mashed potatoes:

  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 30 g butter (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 100 g grated cheddar cheese
  • Spices: Black Pepper, Mint, Salt

For the mince:

  • 500 g minced meat
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 4 green peppers, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes, chopped
  • 30 ml of olive oil (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon of tomato paste (25 g)
  • 1 glass of water (200 ml)
  • Spices: Black Pepper, Cumin, Thyme, Paprika, Salt

For the surface:

  • 150 g grated cheddar cheese
  • 1-2 sprigs of parsley, chopped



  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius (392 degrees Fahrenheit).
  2. For the mashed potatoes: Peel and boil the potatoes until they are soft. Mash the potatoes and mix in the butter, grated cheddar cheese, and spices to taste. Set aside.
  3. For the mince: Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic and sauté until they are translucent. Add the minced meat and cook until it’s browned. Add the chopped red and green peppers, tomatoes, and tomato paste. Stir well. Pour in the glass of water and let it simmer until the vegetables are soft and the water has reduced. Season with spices to taste.
  4. Assembling the dish: In a baking dish, spread the mashed potatoes evenly at the bottom. Layer the cooked mince on top of the mashed potatoes. Sprinkle the grated cheddar cheese over the mince. Garnish with chopped parsley.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and golden brown.

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes

Kcal: 580 kcal | Servings: 4 servings

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