This vegetarian shepherds pie is a great meat free alternative to a regular shepherds pie, combining tasty lentils, mushrooms and leeks in a rich tomato sauce topped with mashed potato and baked in the oven for a lovely crisp topping. Its perfect served with vegetables and is a great meal prep option to store in the fridge to reheat when needed. If you do make this recipe I’d love to see, don’t forget to tag me in your photos over on social media!
Frequently Asked Questions
Which lentils do you use?
Quite a lot of lentils (especially dried) have a may contain gluten warning due to cross contamination so I use a tin of Green Lentils in Water which are safe for Coeliacs.
1vegetable stock cube (mixed with 200ml boiling water)
1tablespoongluten free Worcestershire sauce
1tablespoongluten free soy sauce
1teaspoonred wine vinegar
Salt and black pepper
6-8 large potatoes (peeled and chopped)
Knob of dairy free butter
25ml dairy free milk
Add your olive oil to a large frying pan on a medium to high heat. Add your onions, garlic and carrot and fry for around 5 minutes until they start to soften.
Next add your mushrooms and leeks and mix well. Fry for another 5 minutes until they start to soften.
Add your lentils followed by chopped tomatoes, vegetable stock, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, red wine vinegar, thyme, sage, salt and black pepper. Mix well and leave to simmer for around half an hour on a low to medium heat, mixing regularly.
Meanwhile add your peeled and chopped potatoes to a large saucepan. Add water and bring to a boil on the hob. Boil until the potatoes are soft.
Once the potatoes are soft drain, add butter and dairy free milk and mash (I actually use an electric whisk to mash my potatoes as it works really well!).
Pre heat your oven to 180C. To a large oven proof dish add the lentil and mushroom mixture followed by the mash potato. Use a fork to score lines across the top and place in the oven for around 40 minutes until cooked through. Serve warm and enjoy.
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