Best Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Day four of our EASY BAKES brings you a family-friendly meal. Our Best Vegan Shepherd’s Pie can be made ahead of time and reheated for quick, easy serving. This is a vegan twist on a classic dish that has always been a staple in our homes. Lentils give you a natural boost of fiber and protein. It is a great way to give your family a healthy plant-based meal without them even noticing.Β 

Serves: 6
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

1 onion, diced
1 c mushrooms, chopped
1 c carrot, grated
1 1/2 cups cooked lentils
1 can corn niblets (optional)
2 Tbsp flour
1 1/2 c vegetable broth
2 Tbsp soy sauce
4 cups cubed russet potato
3 Tbsp vegan butter
1/4 c unsweetened coconut/almond milk
Sea salt

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare the vegetables – dice the onion, chop the mushrooms, grate carrot, and peel and cube potatoes.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix vegetable broth and soy sauce. Set aside.
  4. Boil potatoes in a large pot of water until tender – about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Over medium-low heat, coat a skillet with one tablespoon of olive oil. Add onions and cook until softened and translucent.
  6. Add mushrooms and stir a couple of times before adding grated carrot. Once mushrooms have softened, add lentils.
  7. Increase the heat to medium and sprinkle the flour over the mixture. Stir until it has blended in to the vegetables. Then add broth/soy sauce mixture. Bring to a light boil to thicken the mixture. Once it has reached the desired texture, remove from heat.
  8. Make mash potatoes: Mash potatoes, add two tablespoons of vegan butter and about 1/4 unsweetened non-dairy milk. Season with sea salt to taste.
  9. Put the veggie/lentil mixture into the bottom of a 9×9 or 11×7 baking dish. Add a layer of corn niblets if using. Then top with a layer of mashed potatoes. Heat in the oven for 10-15 minutes and serve.

 

2 thoughts on “Best Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

    1. Hi Linda,

      We’re always looking for suggestions, please let us know specifics as to what you would add πŸ™‚

      Thanks so much!

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