Seriously The Best Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

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4.41 from 5 votes

Seriously The Best Lentil Shepherd's Pie

Perfect for a hearty meal. The garlic mashed potatoes take this from ordinary to extraordinary! Can be made ahead of time and reheated. 
My Notes:
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Meal Type: dinner
Special: Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Seasonal (Cold Weather), Soy-Free, Vegan Meat
Tool: Oven, Stove
Ingredient: Carrots, Lentils, Mushrooms, Potatoes
Servings: 8
Calories: 445kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon(s) oil (olive, canola, vegetable)
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 2 carrots , peeled and chopped
  • 16 oz button mushrooms , sliced
  • 4 clove(s) garlic , minced
  • 2 teaspoon(s) dried thyme leaves
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) brown or green lentils (or 38oz canned lentils, see notes)
  • 3 cup(s) vegetable broth (or 1 vegetable bouillon cube, see notes)
  • 1 cup(s) fresh or frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoon(s) soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup(s) BBQ sauce (check to make sure it's vegan)
  • 1 recipe Vegan Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 425F (220C).
  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add in the onion, carrots, mushrooms, garlic, and thyme and sauté for 6 to 8 minutes until softened and bits are browned. Remove from pan, and set aside.
  • Return the pan to heat, add in the lentils, and vegetable broth. Cover, and simmer for 25 - 30 minutes until the broth is absorbed and the lentils are tender. While the lentils cook, prepare the mashed potatoes according to the directions.
  • Add the vegetables back to the pan with the lentils, and add the peas, BBQ sauce, and soy sauce. Heat through. Scoop the mixture into a casserole dish or large skillet and then spread the mashed potatoes on top.
  • Bake for 10 - 15 minutes until the pie is hot and bubbling around the edges.
Notes
Quick Prep: For a quicker prep, you can use canned cooked lentils. Just drain and rinse before using and crumble 1 vegetable bouillon cube in with the lentils and stir to combine.
Oil-free: cut down on oil by doing a water or broth sauté.
Soy-Free: for soy-free, substitute a soy sauce for a soy-free option such as coconut aminos.
Nutrition
Serving: 1serving (recipe makes 8) | Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 1891mg | Potassium: 1690mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2918IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 7mg
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