Cottage pie baked potatoes are sure to be a new dinnertime favorite!

Baked potato shells are stuffed with seasoned ground beef, your veggie choice, and cheesy mashed potatoes!

This hearty take on twice-baked potatoes is as easy to make as it is delicious, perfectly portioned, and portable!

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Cottage Pie Baked Potatoes

  • Cottage pie baked potatoes are similar to shepherd’s pie, but hamburger is used instead of lamb and these are baked as single portions.
  • Cottage pie baked potatoes are a complete meal and easy to reheat or freeze, so it’s a great idea to double the recipe and just reheat on busy weeknights!
  • This is an amazing recipe for repurposing leftover meat, veggies, or cheese into the filling, and can even be vegetarian by replacing the meat with beans!
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Ingredients and Variations

Potatoes – Russet potatoes or Idaho potatoes are best for baking and come out fluffy with crispy skins and they hold up well when they’re stuffed with savory fillings! Even sweet potatoes will work in this recipe!

Beef – Ground beef is a cost-effective protein, but you can also use ground turkey or chicken.

Vegetables – Choose any variety of frozen mixed veggies, or use up leftovers from the fridge or canned veggies from your pantry.

Sauce – Tomato soup adds savory flavor to the seasoned beef, but you can use cream of mushroom soup instead. Pump up the flavor by adding seasonings or spices from your pantry, if desired.

Cheese – Cheddar has a strong flavor and melts perfectly. Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, a Mexican blend, or a combination of any will work.

Add-Ins – Bump up the texture and flavor with chopped celery, sliced carrots, diced broccoli, or cauliflower.

How to Make Cottage Pie Baked Potatoes

Single portion cottage pie baked potatoes are perfect for quick lunches or dinners! Make potatoes in the oven, or with the Air Fryer, or even in the microwave.

  1. Cook beef and onion. Drain any fat.
  2. Stir in soup, vegetables, garlic powder, and pepper. Cook until heated through.
  3. Cut potatoes in half and scoop out the potato flesh. Add to a bowl and mash with butter, salt, milk, and ¾ cup of cheese.
  4. Divide beef filling in potato skins, top with mashed potatoes, and sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
  5. Bake until heated through and cheese is melted.
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Leftover Potatoes?

  • Keep leftover cottage pie baked potatoes in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and reheat in the microwave.
  • To freeze, wrap cooled cottage baked potatoes in plastic wrap and foil and place them in a zippered bag. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Bake from frozen at 350°F for 35-40 minutes or until heated through.

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Cottage Pie Baked Potatoes

These cottage pie baked potatoes, with savory ground beef and cheesy mashed potatoes stuffed in a potato shell, are hearty and delicious!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Holly


  • 6 large baked russet potatoes , warm
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion , diced
  • 3 cups mixed vegetables , defrosted
  • 10 ounces condensed tomato soup
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon pepper
  • cups shredded cheddar cheese , divided
  • ½ cup milk , or more as needed
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ¼ cup butter


  • Preheat oven to 375℉.
  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until no pink remains. Drain any fat.
  • Stir in condensed soup, mixed vegetables, garlic powder and pepper. Cook until heated through.
  • Slice each baked potato in half lengthwise. Scoop out the potato flesh into a bowl leaving ⅛" potato on the outer skin.
  • Stir together the potato insides with butter, seasoned salt, and milk. Mash with a potato masher (or use an electric mixer) until smooth, adding additional milk if needed. Fold in ¾ cup of cheese.
  • Divide beef filling evenly between potato skins. Spread mashed potatoes over top of the beef filling and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.


  • Potatoes can be baked in the oven, air fryer or microwave.
  • Mash the potatoes while warm for the best consistency. 
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper or foil for easy clean up.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 369mg | Potassium: 1172mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2681IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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