Total Time
2hrs 25mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs 10 mins

This is the famous or should I say 'infamous' Lancashire Hotpot - just one of the things that the UK is well know for food wise... This is a quick and easy recipe for the hotpot. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 160c/gas3. Toss the lamb in the seasoned flour then shake off any excess. Heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole or frying pan, add the lamb and fry quickly stirring frequently until meat is sealed.
  2. Add the onion, celery, leek and carrots to the pan and fry quickly for a few minutes.
  3. Layer the meat, vegetables and half the potatoes in a large casserole, adding the herbs and seasoning. Top with a layer of potatoes, overlapping each other and pour over the stock - just up to the top potato layer.
  4. Cover with a tight fitting lid and cook for 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Remove casserole from oven and turn temp up to 200c/gas6.
  6. Melt the butter. Remove lid from casserole and brush potatoes with melted butter. Return to the oven for a further 20 minutes until golden and crispy. Sprinkle chopped parsley over top and serve.


Most Helpful

This is the 2nd time I have made your recipe and my family LOVE it! So simple and warming. A wonderful winter dinner

Catherine Robson June 28, 2015

Gorgeous in crockpot. Everyone loved it :)

Dawnywright October 19, 2012

god this meal was so nice. i have never had lancashire hotpot before and i have to say that it was wondeful. i cooked it in my crock pot all day and then finished it off in the oven when i came home, the meat was falling apart tender and the gravy was deliciously rich. mmmm what more can i say, its definately a keeper.

ncardie September 13, 2007

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