Golden Bake – The One Dish Wonder

Golden Bake – The One Dish Wonder


Servings 5
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 8
Difficulty Easy

Rating (click to rate)

3.2 based on 43 ratings.


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

Nutrition Information

Qty per
280g serve
Qty per
Energy 299.614kcalcal 107.16821719479kcalcal
Protein 26.766588235294gg 9.5740771177697gg
Fat (total) 14.807411764706gg 5.2964278040834gg
 - saturated 5.62gg 2.0102043984417gg
Carbohydrate 13.271529411765gg 4.747061707754gg
 - sugars 0.706gg 0.25252745645904gg
Dietary Fibre 1.316gg 0.4707169018415gg
Sodium 118.98mgmg 42.557672478041mgmg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: Flour, Pumpkin (butternut), Onion , Butter, Gravy mix

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.

Jody Allen
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Jody Allen is the founder of Stay at Home Mum. Jody is a five-time published author with Penguin Random House and is the current Suzuki Queensland Amb...Read Moreassador. Read Less

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