Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s pie is a popular and inexpensive British dish originating from Scotland and Northern England. It is a baked meat pie made with minced lamb or mutton, mixed and cooked with vegetables, then topped with a thick layer of mashed potatoes. It is a rich, hearty, and delicious dish.

With this recipe, anyone can enjoy a vegan version of this traditional dish. Lentils and mushrooms are used to replace meat. A mixture of seasonings, spices, and herbs makes the filling incredibly tasty. If you like eating the traditional shepherd’s pie, you will surely adore this vegan version.


• 3 oz white onion, chopped
• 1.5 oz celery, chopped
• 3 oz carrots, chopped
• 4 oz mushrooms. diced
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• ½ tsp fresh sage, finely chopped
• ½ tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
• ½ tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
• ¼ tsp black pepper
• 2 oz peas
• 8 oz cooked brown lentils
• 1 tsp miso paste
• 1 tbsp tomato paste
• 1 tbsp soy sauce
• 1 tsp cider vinegar
• ¾ cup water
• 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
• 14 oz potatoes, cooked and mashed
• ¼ tsp black pepper
• ½ cup of non-dairy milk


This recipe takes about 45 minutes to make. Serves 3.

Heat a large non-stick pan over high heat.
Sauté onions, celery, carrots, and garlic for 5 minutes.
Add mushrooms and sauté for another 2 minutes.
Season with black pepper.
Add peas and lentils and stir-fry for 1 minute.
Add miso paste, tomato paste, soy sauce, and cider vinegar.
Stir-fry for 1 minute.
In a small bowl, mix all purpose flour and water.
Pour flour mixture into the pan.
Simmer while continuously stirring until the sauce has reduced and thickened.
Turn off heat and let the mixture cool completely.
To make the potato topping, mix potatoes, black pepper, and milk in a bowl until smooth.
To assemble the pie, put the filling in a baking dish.
Spread mashed potato on top of the filling.
Using a fork, make shallow piercings on the mashed potato topping to give it a nice texture as it bakes.
Bake in the oven at 450°F for 20 – 25 minutes or until the mashed potato topping is golden brown.

Ideas And Tips:

• For the non-dairy milk, you can use soy milk, almond milk, hemp milk, rice milk, flax milk etc.

• You can also make single serving portions of this dish. Spoon filling into ramekins, then top with mashed potato. Bake or grill in the oven until golden brown.

Vegan Shepherd's Pie
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