This vegan green lentil shepherd's pie is a comforting and delicious recipe. Topped with a creamy tasting cauliflower mash it's so full of flavour it'll soon become a family favourite!
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Green Lentil Shepherd's Pie

This vegan green lentil shepherd’s pie is a comforting and delicious recipe. Topped with a creamy tasting cauliflower mash it's so full of flavour it'll soon become a family favourite!
Course Dinner
Cuisine International
Keyword green lentil shepherds pie, vegan shepherds pie
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 350kcal
Author Neil

Ingredients

  • 400 g green lentils
  • 500 g white potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 500 g cauliflower trimmed and chopped
  • Low fat cooking spray
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped finely
  • 1 large carrot diced
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 200 ml tomato passata
  • 250 ml vegetable stock
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  • Cook the green lentils in 1 litre of boiling water for about 30 minutes until softened. Then drain and set aside.
  • Whilst lentils are cooking also cook the potatoes and cauliflower by placing them both in a pan of cold water, bring it to the boil and then simmering for about 15 minutes until tender. Then mash and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 180C
  • Spray the bottom of a large pan with the cooking spray, heat gently and when the oil starts to bubble sautĂ© the onion, garlic and carrot together for about 5 minutes until softened.
  • Stir in the herbs, cornflour, soy sauce, green lentils, tomato passata and vegetable stock and bring the mixture to the boil. Season to taste.
  • Pour the lentil mixture into an over proof casserole dish and top with the cauliflower mash using a fork to fluff it up slightly.
  • Place the casserole onto a shelf in the middle of the oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes until the potatoes are beginning to turn golden.
  • Allow to cool slightly prior to serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 67.9g | Protein: 20.6g | Fat: 1.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 61.7mg | Fiber: 12.4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 78.4mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 6.3mg