Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
This dish is so filling and it uses just the right amounts of spices giving you all the same comfort food tastes without the abuse of cruelty to animals.
Servings Prep Time
6 15minutes
Cook Time
50minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 15minutes
Cook Time
50minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Start by washing, peeling then chopping your potatoes. Add chopped potatoes to a pot of boiling water. Add some salt if desired. Let the potatoes boil until tender about 15 minutes. Potatoes should be tender enough to break with ease using a fork.
  2. While your potatoes are cooking, first preheat your oven to 400F. Using parchment paper line a 9×13 baking dish and set aside.
  3. Next, add some oil, shallots and chopped carrots to a hot skillet. Sauté the carrots and shallots on medium heat for 10-15 minutes. You want the carrots to be just tender.
  4. Add in the minced garlic, lentils and some vegetable stock with 1 teaspoon sea salt and other spices. If needed add more vegetable stock to keep the food from sticking. Cook another 10 minutes. It shouldn’t be soupy but a little extra liquid is good.
  5. Transfer the cooked lentils and carrot mixture to your prepared baking dish. Be sure to push the mixture to all edges of pan and smooth it over and set aside.
  6. Once your potatoes are tender, drain and rinse. Get rid of all starch on top while rinsing. Add choice of milk, vegan butter and 1 teaspoon of sea salt to the potatoes. Mash until a smooth and creamy consistency. If you like you can leave some chunks.
  7. Next transfer the potatoes to the baking dish. Top the lentils and carrots mixture and smooth across the entire pan. Be sure to cover all areas and edges. Garnish with 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme.
  8. Add pan to the oven and Bake for 20 minutes. If wanted you could also broil for the last 2-3 minutes to get that golden potato topping. Remove from oven and divide amongst plates.
  9. Remove from oven, let it cool about 5 minutes before serving. Divide portions and serve!
Recipe Notes

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