Vegan Shepherds Pie
Ready in just 30 minutes, this vegan shepherd's pie is hearty and tasty. The classic comfort food is elevated to extra-special with crushed new potatoes that get beautifully crispy.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
- 500 g (3 cups) new potatoes
- 2 tbsp parsley , finely chopped
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion , finely chopped
- 625 g (6 cups) mushrooms , halved and thinly sliced
- 250 ml (1 cup) water
- 2 garlic cloves , finely chopped
- ¼ tsp dried crushed chillies (optional)
- 250 g (1 cup) ready-to-eat puy lentils (pre-cooked packet)
- 1 can chopped tomatoes (400g/15oz can)
- 2 tbsp tomato purée
- sea salt and black pepper
Cook the potatoes in a pan of boiling water for 12 mins or until tender. Drain and return to the pan. Season, then lightly crush with a potato masher or fork. Stir in half the parsley.
Meanwhile, heat 2 tbsp of the oil in a large, deep frying pan over a medium heat, then add the onion and cook, stirring often, for 2-3 mins. Increase the heat to medium-high, add the mushrooms and fry for 7-8 mins, stirring occasionally, until softened.
Add the mushrooms and fry for 7 mins, stirring occasionally, until softened and they've released their juices.
Stir in the water, garlic, dried crushed chillies, lentils, chopped tomatoes and tomato purée, then reduce the heat and simmer for 8-10 mins or until the sauce has thickened, then add the remaining parsley and season with the salt and pepper. Preheat the grill to high.
Pour the lentil mixture into a large baking dish, then spoon the crushed potatoes over the top. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil and grill for 8-10 mins or until the potatoes are golden and begin to turn crispy.
Freezer-friendly. We would recommend cooling your leftovers as quickly as possible, ideally within two hours before freezing and then eating within 24 hours of fully defrosting.
Adapted with permission from Tesco
Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 1302mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 43.3mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3.1mg