Vegan Shepherds Pie | Gluten-Free Recipe – Elavegan

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This Vegan Shepherds Pie is the perfect comfort food which is gluten-free and easy to make. Made with lentils, veggies, and mashed potatoes! A great meat-free dinner recipe which is flavorful and very tasty!

Delicious lentil veggie pie with mashed potato topping. Thats what I made for dinner quite often during the past few weeks. However, when I use this phrase to name this dish, nobody will find my recipe, obviously. Its probably easier and much shorter when I call it Vegan Shepherds Pie.

The name isnt very important though. The taste is what matters. And let me tell you, this dish tastes awesome. And its free of lamb (the main ingredient of a regular Shepherds Pie).

I know, I didnt want to write about the name any longer, however, some people mix up Shepherds Pie and Cottage Pie. The difference between a Shepherds Pie and a Cottage Pie is the filling. As mentioned before, a Shepherds Pie contains lamb, whereas a Cottage Pie contains beef.

Of course, as a vegan, I definitely wont use lamb or beef. I made this meat-free recipe with lentils instead. Because not only are lentils delicious, they are also rich in protein, fiber, many minerals and therefore very healthy. And cruelty-free.

I made this Vegan Shepherds Pie with onion, carrots, peas, corn, and celery. You can also add broccoli, cauliflower or any other veggies of choice. What about mushrooms?! Yes! Why not. Simply add what you love most and leave out what you dislike. Dont be afraid to experiment.

You probably already have all ingredients at home to make this healthy Vegan Shepherds Pie. The recipe isnt complicated at all and is ready in less than one hour. All you need is lentils, potatoes, veggies of choice, a couple of condiments and a baking dish. Thats it.

I really love to vary my dishes and try out new recipes. Also, its so much more fun to experiment in the kitchen.

The recipe serves 4 but my boyfriend actually went completely crazy about this Vegan Shepherds Pie when I made it for the first time. We both gobbled up the whole dish within minutes, haha. Guess what we had for Thanksgiving this year? Yes, this yumminess, of course. And I cant wait to make it again soon.

If you make this tasty dish and maybe even take a photo of it, then I would love to see it. You can DM it to me on Instagram. Dont forget to tag me in your Insta caption + photo with @elavegan and use the hashtag #elavegan and I will gladly check out your post.

And if you love casseroles, then definitely also check out my Creamy Potato Bake, my Hearty Vegan Moussaka, and my Easy Broccoli Quinoa Casserole.

This Vegan Shepherds Pie is the perfect comfort food which is gluten-free and easy to make. Made with lentils, veggies, and mashed potatoes! A great meat-free dinner recipe which is flavorful and very tasty!

Prep Time25 mins

Cook Time20 mins

Total Time45 mins

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: British, Irish

Keyword: Cottage Pie, gluten-free, Shepherds Pie, vegan

Servings: 4

Calories: 458kcal

Watch the video (scroll down a bit) to see all instruction steps.

Peel and chop potatoes, transfer them to a pot with salted water and bring to a boil. Cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes or until tender, drain.

Transfer back to the pot, add vegan butter, plant-based milk, nutmeg, black pepper and sea salt to taste and mash with a potato masher (don't use a food processor or blender).

In the meantime, heat oil in a skillet over medium heat, add onion, garlic, carrot, celery, and all spices. Fry for about 3 minutes.

Add tomato paste, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar and stir to combine.

Add cooked lentils, corn, and peas and pour in the red wine and vegetable stock. Bring to a boil and let simmer for about 5-7 minutes or until slightly reduced.

Preheat oven to 390 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Spoon the lentil mixture into a baking dish (I used a square 9" baker). Spoon the mashed potatoes over the lentil mixture.

Bake for about 15 minutes, then broil for a few minutes to get it golden brown on top.

Garnish with fresh herbs and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Vegan Shepherd's Pie

Amount Per Serving

Calories 458 Calories from Fat 72

% Daily Value*

Fat 8g12%

Carbohydrates 66g22%

Fiber 13.5g54%

Sugar 8.5g9%

Protein 16g32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 8g | Fiber: 13.5g | Sugar: 8.5g

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