This Vegan Shepherd’s Pie is the ultimate healthy comfort dish! It’s made with mushrooms and lentils, is very filling and is so incredibly easy to make!
Why, hello there! I’m filled with so much excitement today because I finally made a Vegan Shepherd’s Pie!! This is a big moment for all of us. Say hello to a brilliant main dish, perfect for Thanksgiving, perfect for Christmas, perfect for any dinner dish that is TOPPED with beautifully creamy mashed potatoes crisped to perfection.
I’ll admit, it’s the topping that has me so happy. Regardless, this is a dish you’re going to need to add to your menu.
Let’s chat for a second. You see that golden crispy topping? It tastes like crispy fries. I know, am I 5? I definitely ate a large piece of topping with each bite, and that’s completely okay. Anyway, I’m going to give you three great reasons why you need to make this Vegan Shepherd’s Pie.
1: It’s ridiculously easy to make. I cook down everything at once basically, pour it into the dish, top it, then bake it. I actually much prefer making my lentils a day ahead of time and my vegan mashed potatoes. If you’re making this for Thanksgiving it’s pretty ideal: just make a double batch of mashed potatoes and use the second batch to top this. In fact, while you’re at it, make a WHOLE bunch of lentils. You’ll be using it in pretty much everything – I know I’ll be using them in my Vegan Meatloaf.
2: It tastes so darn delicious. Look at that picture above. The mashed potato topping is literally pulling away from the side, becoming a beautiful baked masterpiece, and caramelising slightly. Good grief. After a long week of cooking, I offered my family a piece of this. Well, they happily took it all. The multitude of flavours here come from all the veggies cooking down together and melding their flavours together. Then of course, topped with heaven, this can only get better.
3: The nutrition value is off the charts. Let’s ignore the topping that I definitely put extra vegan butter in. It’s 100% all veggies after that. Protein galore, beta carotene, and fibre (extra if you use coconut flour/quinoa flour). Basically what I’m saying is, you need to make this. Promise?
P.S. Here are some of the items I used to make this recipe if you’d like to use them too:
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