Golden Bake – The One Dish Wonder



Time Needed

20 mins Prep

30 mins Cook




  • 500 g
    Mince Beef
    or pork
  • 2 tbsp
  • 250 g
    Pumpkin (butternut)
  • 1 cup
    Cheese (grated)
  • 2
    peeled and diced
  • 2 tbsp
  • 1 tbsp
    Gravy Mix
  • 1
    Potato (750 Grams)

Nutrition Information

Qty per
280g serve
Qty per
Energy 2004cal 717cal
Protein 34g 12g
Fat (total) 28g 10g
 – saturated 13.5g 4.8g
Carbohydrate 58g 21g
 – sugars 2.92g 1.04g
Dietary Fibre 3.49g 1.25g
Sodium 256mg 92mg

Please Note – Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

This Golden Bake recipe is very frugal, very simple, very delicious!

It’s very similar to a Shepherd’s Pie and it’s also one of our favourites here at SAHM. When you get bored with the Shepherd’s pie, try this one out!


  1. Boil together the potato and pumpkin until tender.

  2. Mash until smooth with one tablespoon of butter.

  3. Fry the onions with the other tablespoon of butter and add the mince and cook until brown.

  4. Add the flour and gravy mix and stir through

  5. Add 1.5 cups of water to make a gravy.

  6. Place in a greased pie dish and top with the mashed potato and pumpkin.

  7. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top and bake at 180 degrees until nicely browned.

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • Golden Bake can be frozen for up to two months.
  • For a little extra crunch, sprinkle breadcrumbs on top of the cheese.

Golden Bake is very similar to a Shepherd’s Pie. The biggest difference is the addition of pumpkin, which the recipe uses with mashed potatoes. Sceptical of this change at first? We have to admit that it works well. The pumpkin adds a richness and depth of flavour that plain mashed potatoes can’t match.

It also gives the pie a beautiful golden colour. The pumpkin can make the filling balanced, and the pie crust can be a bit crispy to your liking. Overall, though, Golden Bake is a delicious and easy-to-make recipe that is sure to please any crowd.