Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Shepherd's Pie

Get through the week with this hearty and healthy vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie recipe!

Ingredients for mince:

  • 2 small onions
  • 500g Quorn mince or vegetarian mince of choice
  • 100g red lentils
  • 300 – 400g chopped carrots
  • 300g chestnut mushrooms
  • Sweetcorn 
  • 600ml vegetable stock  
  • 2tbs of vegetable oil
  • Salt, pepper and mixed herbs to taste

Ingredients for mash:

  • 6 medium sized potatoes
  • 200ml milk
  • 2tbsp butter or low-fat spread

Method to prepare mince:

  • To a large saucepan add vegetable oil, finely chopped onions and cook for 3-4 mins until softened and brown.
  • Next add the vegetarian mince, red lentils and vegetables stock. Bring to the boil and cover, leave to simmer on a medium heat for 10-12 mins until the lentils have softened.
  • Add the chopped carrots, mushrooms, sweetcorn and seasoning, allow to cook for a further 10 mins.

Method to prepare mash potatoes:

  • Peel and chop the potatoes into small chunks then boil until softened.
  • Drain and return to the saucepan, next add the butter and mash. Add the milk a little at a time until the mash forms a smooth texture.

Putting the pie together:

  • Put the mince into an oven proof dish and cover with the mash potatoes, using a fork ripple the top and then bake in a preheated oven (180°C or gas mark 4) for 20-30 mins or until the top starts to brown. 
  • Leave to stand for 5 mins before serving.

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