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vegan shepherd’s pie

Recipe by
Shy Strawberry

This vegan shepherd’s pie is comforting, healthy, delicious and really easy to make. You can also make it in batches to freeze and serve when you don’t have much time to cook. We used lentils to make ours, but you could use chickpeas instead, if you’d prefer.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For vegan shepherd’s pie

  • 600 g
    cooked lentils
  • 1 Tbsp
    coconut oil
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 1 md
    red onion, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated fresh ginger root
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    maple syrup
  • 400 g
    chopped tomatoes
  • 350 g
    vegetable stock
  • 735 g
    sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp
  • 100 ml
    coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh coriander

How To Make vegan shepherd’s pie

  • 1
    1. Preheat the oven to 175C/350F.
  • 2
    Start making the filling: add the coconut oil to a saucepan and gently fry the onions, ginger, garlic and spices until soft and tender. Add in the rest of the filling ingredients, bring to the boil, then leave to simmer for 20-30 mins.
  • 3
    Meanwhile for the mash - add the sweet potatoes to a pan of boiling water, bring to the boil then leave to simmer for 20 minutes (until softened). Drain the water from the pan of potatoes, then add the rest of the mash ingredients and mash until smooth.
  • 4
    Add the filling to a large baking dish (or 4 small dishes), then add the mash on top and a sprinkle of nutritional yeast. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, then serve with fresh coriander.