Cheesy Mince Bake

Serves 8

  • Light cooking spray
  • 400g lean, minced beef
  • 450g mushrooms, cleaned, stemmed and thinly sliced
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 85g cottage cheese (room temperature)
  • 225g ricotta cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 300g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup chopped spring onions (green part only)
  1. Grease a large rectangular baking dish with a light coating of cooking spray. Preheat oven to 175ºC.
  2. In a frypan over a medium heat, brown the mince for 4 to 6 minutes.
  3. Add mushrooms and saute until wilted (about 3 to 4 minutes).
  4. Season with black pepper. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cottage cheese and ricotta cheese and mix thoroughly. Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt.
  6. Add the eggs, a little at a time, and mix until fully incorporated. Stir in the mince/mushroom mixture, grated cheese and green spring onions. Save a handful of grated cheese to sprinkle over the top of the mixture.
  7. Place into baking dish, sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake for about 45 minutes before serving.
  8. Spoon onto serving plates and serve immediately. Serve with stir-fried vegetables or a garden salad.
  • Energy - 1470KJ (351 Calories)
  • Protein - 35g
  • Carbs - 3g
  • Fats - 22g
  • Fibre - 4g

17 Reviews


Thu Sep 13, 2018 at 4:53 PM

Made this tonight, serves 8 but I could have eaten the whole lot myself. Kids didn't even know their was mushroom in it.


Sun Jan 14, 2018 at 6:10 PM

OMG!!! This is amzazing. My daughter is demolishing it and I want to eat the whole lot! See what the bf says when he tries it


Mon Sep 18, 2017 at 4:21 PM

Has anyone made this with quorn/vegetarian mince?


Mon Sep 18, 2017 at 4:20 PM

Has anyone made this with quorn/vegetarian mince?


Fri Aug 14, 2015 at 8:33 AM

When watching it cook my fiance turned his nose up but once he smelled it omg I was lucky to save my portion! Now it's a regular request :D


Wed Jul 22, 2015 at 5:49 PM

Made this tonight! It really is very nice. I am only feeding myself so made half the mixture which will do 4 meals for me. I will have another quarter for dinner tomorrow night and try freezing the other two portions to have at a later date.


Fri Oct 03, 2014 at 11:57 AM

This dish was amazing ☆☆☆☆☆


Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 8:59 AM

and yes I give it 5 stars


Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 8:59 AM

This is the BEST one ever! We made it into 16 piece and have it as a daily snack! I wish I could eat the entire dish!


Thu Dec 19, 2013 at 7:38 AM

I too would like to know if you can freeze this dish


Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 8:52 PM

This is delicious! or should I say 'was' All gone now..mmmm


Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Can you freeze this dish?


Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 9:03 PM

my kids loved this even the fussy five year old came back for more!


Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Hi Micky.mayer.1, AmyT is correct that the serving sizes for this dish are meal sizes. To clarify, all of our recipes are meal sizes, except for the recipes in the "Snacks" Category.
You could certainly enjoy a smaller portion as a snack, if you wanted (leftovers make great snacks!). Approximately 1/3 of a meal serve would be fine as a snack (you should aim for your snacks to be around 100 calories).
We hope you both enjoyed this recipe!

Wed Aug 22, 2012 at 2:56 PM



Thu Aug 16, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Is one serving a snack or for a meal can someone please let me know thanks


Wed Jul 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM

I am always looking for easy meals that will feed the family as well, me and the family loved this dish

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