How Many Syns In Colmans Cottage Pie Mix? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
26 August, 2022

Is Colmans Cottage Pie Mix High In Syns? - Our Guide!

If you're looking to make an easy dinner and fancy a cottage pie, you might be tempted to use a Colmans cottage pie mix, but before you go ahead you want to make sure you know how many syns are in this recipe mix.

Is Colmans Cottage Pie Mix High In Syns?

Colmans cottage pie mix has 21 syns a serving making it high in syns, we would therefore only suggest having this meal occasionally on the slimming world plan. 

Down below in our syn guide we will take you through why Colman's cottage pie mix is so high in syns, syn values of their recipe mixes, low syn alternatives and a recipe for making your SW-friendly cottage pie.

Why Is Colman's Cottage Pie Mix So High In Syns?

At 21 syns for a serving, Colman's cottage pie mix is very high in syns, this is because when made up as a recipe Colman's cottage pie mix uses non-syn friendly ingredients.

To keep this meal lower in syns, you can simply use the spice mix which only has 1-3 syns a serving and use SW friendly ingredients like lean beef mince and mashed potatoes without butter and add-ins.

Syn Values Of Colman's Mixes

Colman's has a wide range of recipe mixes on offer for quick and easy meals, to help you compare syns we've listed them down below.

  • Colman's Chilli Con Carne Recipe Mix 50G - 5.5 syns.
  • Colman's Beef Casserole Recipe Mix 40G - 4.5 syns.
  • Colman's Cheddar Cheese Sauce Mix 40G - 4 syns.
  • Colman's Bread Sauce Mix 40G - 5 syns.
  • Colman's Chicken Casserole Recipe Mix 40G -- 16.5 syns.
  • Colman's Tuna Pasta Bake Recipe Mix 44G - 6 syns.
  • Colman's Shepherd's Pie Recipe Mix 50G - 5 syns (also check syns in a Pukka pie).
  • Colman's Chicken Chasseur Recipe Mix 43G - 11.5 syns as prepared.
  • Colman's White Sauce Mix 25G - 4 syns.
  • Colman's Beef Bourguignon Recipe Mix 39G - 4 syns.
  • Colman's Chinese Chicken Curry Recipe Mix 47G - 9.5 syns.
  • Colman's Sausage Casserole Recipe Mix 39G - 7.5 syns.
  • Colman's Chicken Kebab Seasoning Mix 30G - 16 syns as prepared.
  • Colman's Parsley Sauce Mix 20G - 3 syns.
  • Colman's Chicken Supreme Recipe Mix 38G - 5 syns.
  • Colman's Onion Sauce Mix 35G - 4 syns.
  • Colman's Sweet & Sour Chicken Recipe Mix 58G - 8.5 syns as prepared.
  • Colman's Lamb Hotpot Recipe Mix 41G - 4.5 syns.
  • Colman's Pepper Sauce Mix 40G - 5 syns.
  • Colman's Fish Pie Recipe Mix 20G - 5 syns.
  • Colman's Season & Shake Mediterranean Chicken Seasoning Mix 33G - 4.5 syns.
  • Colman's Season & Shake Garlic & Herb Roast Chicken Mix 32G - 8.5 syns.
  • Colman's Ultimate Burger Seasoning Mix 56G - 16.5 syns.
  • Colman's Chicken Nugget Recipe Mix 63G - 6.5 syns.
Syn Values Of Colman's Mixes

Low Syn Alternatives To Colman's Cottage Pie Mix

If you find Colman's cottage pie mix to be too high in syns there are plenty of other low-syn alternatives for when you're craving a cottage pie.

  • Sainsbury's Inspired to Cook Cottage Pie Recipe Mix 45g - 1.5 syns for spices.
  • Sainsbury's Be Good to Yourself Cottage Pie 350g - 11 syns.
  • WW Hearty Cottage Pie 400g - 10 syns.
  • M&S Count On Us Cottage Pie 400g - 10 syns.
  • Tesco Calorie Controlled Cottage Pie 400g - 10 syns.
  • Kirsty's Lentil Cottage Pie 400g - 11 syns.
  • Asda Calorie Counted Cottage Pie 350g - 8 syns.
  • JD Seasonings Cottage Pie Seasoning 8g - 1 syn.
  • Schwartz Gluten Free Cottage Pie Recipe Mix 30g - 15 syns when made up.

Our SW Cottage Pie Recipe

One way to enjoy your cottage pie without having to spend too many syns is by making your own at home, we've listed our best SW cottage pie recipe down below.


  • Low cal cooking spray.
  • One onion and one carrot chopped.
  • Two celery sticks chopped.
  • Two garlic cloves chopped.
  • 500g of lean beef mince.
  • One beef stock cube.
  • Three spoons of tomato paste.
  • Two tsp of Worcestershire sauce.
  • Pinch of thyme.
  • A teaspoon of marmite.


  1. Begin by spraying a frying pan then fry off your beef mince for around ten minutes, reduce the heat down to a medium and remove. Add in the onion, celery, garlic and carrot, cook for ten minutes and add more water if it starts to get dry.
  2. Now add the beef back into the pan plus the stock cube, Worcestershire sauce, thyme and tomato paste. Pour in 400ml of boiling water plus the marmite. Simmer for twenty minutes until thick.
  3. Simmer your potatoes in water for 15 minutes then mash and season, heat the oven to gas mark six.
  4. Spoon your beef into a pan, top with the mash and cook for 25 minutes.
Our SW Cottage Pie Recipe

Last Words

Overall, Colmans cottage pie mix is quite high in syns when you make it up as a recipe, costing you 21 syns a portion. To save syns we recommend making this recipe with syn-free ingredients and just synning the spices or making your own SW cottage pie which is syn free.

Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.
View Bio

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

crossmenuarrow-leftarrow-right linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram