Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

When the chilly evenings arrive, nothing warms the heart and satisfies the soul quite like a hearty Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie. This delightful dish takes the essence of the traditional shepherd’s pie and transforms it into a plant-based masterpiece that’s as comforting as it is wholesome.
The marriage of earthy lentils, vibrant vegetables, and aromatic herbs creates a symphony of flavors that dance on your taste buds. The contrast between the hearty lentil filling and the velvety smoothness of the mashed potato topping is pure culinary bliss. Every bite is a reminder that plant-based eating can be both nutritious and indulgent.
**Ingredients:**

  • 1 cup green lentils, cooked
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup peas, frozen or fresh
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, dried
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary, dried
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste

**Instructions:**

  1. Sauté the diced onion and chopped carrots in a pan until they’re tender.
  2. Add the minced garlic, cooked lentils, peas, thyme, and rosemary. Cook for a few minutes.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  5. Transfer the lentil mixture into a baking dish, spreading it evenly.
  6. Top the lentil mixture with a layer of creamy mashed potatoes.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden.
  8. Let it cool slightly before serving.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 40 minutes

Yields: 6 servings

Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie is a plant-based twist on a classic comfort dish, featuring a savory lentil filling topped with creamy mashed potatoes. It’s a delightful balance of flavors and textures, perfect for cozy gatherings or weeknight dinners.

Nutrition per serving: Calories: 320 | Total Fat: 2g | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 14g

As you savor each spoonful of this Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie, you’ll find joy in knowing that compassionate eating can be incredibly satisfying. Whether you’re a dedicated vegan or simply seeking to explore more plant-based options, this dish promises to leave you nourished and content. Share it with friends and family, and let the warmth of good food bring you closer together.