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How to make Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

 

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How to make Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

 

Learn how to make Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie that is easy to make, a great comfort food with medley of vegetables baked in delicious tomato sauce and layered with mashed potato.

This delicious version of Shepherd’s Pie with addition of sweet potatoes in mashed potatoes, adds so much character and has a rich-tasting.

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie is a meatless version of a classic dish. You can always swap the meat for protein loaded Kidney Beans, Soya beans or Quinoa. I haven’t used any of these.

 

This vegetarian shepherd’s pie is full of the vegetables and it’s so satisfying to eat as well ! And if you are a fan of pies like me, be sure to check out my following recipes on the blog –

No bake mix fruit pie

Banoffee pie

 

What is Shepherd’s Pie?

Shepherd’s pie is a meat and vegetable based savoury pie, originated in Britain.

The meat and veges are cooked in saucy tomato based gravy. This is topped with smooth and creamy mashed potato. Then baked in the oven till the top turns golden brown.

 

How to serve Vegetarian Shepherd’s pie

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie is one pot meal in itself. You could serve it along with toasted Garlic Bread and Roasted pumpkin soup.

Serve Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie for dinner along with Fruit Caramel Pudding and a drink like Guava Margherita.

 

How to store Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container that will last up to 4 days in the fridge.
To reheat, use microwave or in the preheated oven at 180°C for 5 to 7 minutes.

 

Substitutes:

You may add cooked red kidney beans, soyabean or Quinoa along with veges.
Instead of milk use greek yogurt, sour cream or any other dairy or non-dairy substitute for making mashed potatoes.

You can replace vegetables of your choice.

For making it Vegan

Make it vegan by modifying the mashed potatoes recipe. The veges filling is completely vegan, so use  vegan butter or olive oil and dairy-free milk instead to make mashed potatoes.

 

How to make Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

 

To prepare the Shepherd’s Pie filling

First clean, wash and chop all the vegetables as mentioned in the list above. Keep it aside.

Chopped vegetables for How to make vegetarian shepherd's pie

 

To begin, heat oil in a heavy bottom pan over medium heat, add chopped onion and garlic. Saute for a couple of minutes until onions are softened. No need to brown the onions and garlic here.

 

tomato sauce prep pics

To this add chopped tomatoes and cook till they turn soft and mushy. Once done add roughly torn basil leaves. Transfer this to a bowl and keep it aside.

Next, in the same pan add some olive oil. Add chopped carrots, French beans, Zucchini, Broccoli, Mushrooms and Bell peppers one by one. Saute for 3 – 4 minutes until vegetables are lightly softened.

After a while, you will notice liquids begin to release from veges and it will look saucy.

Season the vegetable mixture with salt and pepper as per your taste. Stir the vegetable mixture, add water if required and allow it to simmer for about 5 to 7 minutes until vegetables are cooked upto 90 %.

To this add prepared tomato sauce. Keep stirring until the vegetables are incorporated well with the tomatoes.

Meanwhile let’s prepare the mashed potato topping for Shepherd’s pie.

To prepare the mashed potato filling

Place the boiled and peeled potatoes and sweet potato in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add butter.

 

mashed potatoes prep pics

Use a fork and mash the potatoes.  Add milk little by little until you get a smooth consistency of the potatoes.

To assemble the pie

Preheat oven at 190° C for 10 minutes.

In a greased oven proof baking dish spread the vegetable filling evenly to the bottom.

 

How to make Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

Top it up with mashed potato mix over the vegetable filling, spread it gently using the back of the spoon.

 

 

 

Now to give it a decorative look, you can use fork to create design over the mashed potatoes.

Sprinkle some Parmesan cheese and chili flakes over it.

Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until the top potato layer turns light brown in color.

Once done, remove the pie from the oven and serve hot.

 

How to make Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

You can make ahead vegetable and mashed potatoes filling and just  bake it in the oven when you are ready to serve.

This makes for a great dinner recipe or even as a main course.

 

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How to make Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie is a meatless version of a classic dish. Learn how to make Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie that is easy to make, a great comfort food with medley of vegetables baked in delicious tomato sauce and layered with mashed potato. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Continental
Keyword: How to make Shepherd's pie, Vegetarian Shepherd's pie
Servings: 4
Author: Lata Lala

Ingredients

  • 1 carrot diced into small pieces
  • 2 florets Broccoli cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 8 Green beans
  • 10 Button Mushrooms diced
  • 1 Green Zucchini diced
  • 1/2 cup Mix bell peppers diced
  • 2 Onion chopped
  • 6 garlic flakes minced
  • 3-4 Tomatoes diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red chilli powder
  • 1/8 cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper powder
  • 6 Fresh basil leaves roughly torn with hands
  • For the mash potatoes
  • 2 Potatoes boiled and peeled
  • 1 sweet potato boiled and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon Softened butter
  • 1 cup Milk hot
  • Salt and Pepper as per taste
  • Other ingredients
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp Red chili flakes
  • 1 tsp olive oil to grease the baking dish

Instructions

To prepare the Shepherd's Pie filling

  • First clean, wash and chop all the vegetables as mentioned in the list above. Keep it aside.
  • To begin, heat oil in a heavy bottom pan over medium heat, add chopped onion and garlic. Saute for a couple of minutes until onions are softened. No need to brown the onions and garlic here.
  • To this add chopped tomatoes and cook till they turn soft and mushy. Once done add roughly torn basil leaves. Transfer this to a bowl and keep it aside.
  • Next, in the same pan add some olive oil. Add chopped carrots, French beans, Zucchini, Broccoli, Mushrooms and Bell peppers one by one. Saute for 3 - 4 minutes until vegetables are lightly softened.
  • After a while, you will notice liquids begin to release from veges and it will look saucy.
  • Season the vegetable mixture with salt and pepper as per your taste. Stir the vegetable mixture, add water if required and allow it to simmer for about 5 to 7 minutes until vegetables are cooked upto 90 %.
  • To this add prepared tomato sauce. Keep stirring until the vegetables are incorporated well with the tomatoes.
  • Meanwhile let's prepare the mashed potato topping for Shepherd's pie.

To prepare the mashed potato filling

  • Place the boiled and peeled potatoes and sweet potato in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add butter.
  • Use a fork and mash the potatoes.  Add milk little by little until you get a smooth consistency of the potatoes.

To assemble the pie

  • Preheat oven at 190° C for 10 minutes.
  • In a greased oven proof baking dish spread the vegetable filling evenly to the bottom.
  • Top it up with mashed potato mix over the vegetable filling, spread it gently using the back of the spoon.
  • Now to give it a decorative look, you can use fork to create design over the mashed potatoes.
  • Sprinkle some Parmesan cheese and chili flakes over it.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until the top potato layer turns light brown in color.
  • Once done, remove the pie from the oven and serve hot.
  • You can make ahead vegetable and mashed potatoes filling and just  bake it in the oven when you are ready to serve.
  • This makes for a great dinner recipe or even as a main course.

 

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How to make Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

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  1. Neha

    5 stars
    This Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie surely looks so tempting. It is such a boon for the vegetarians. Also It is not overly loaded with cheese – so one can have without much feelings of guilt. It is a brilliant idea to use sweet potatoes along with potatoes rather than use only potatoes. This is on my to-do list.

    1. Lata Lala

      This pie is highly customisable Neha, that’s what I love about the most. And sweet potato being my favorite gets a special place here.

  2. 5 stars
    Whenever we have couple of veggies left in refrigerator, we don’t think beyond mix Vegetables pulao or (pav) bhaji. I am glad that today I have another simple, delicious yet innovative recipe to try with the medley of mix veggies. Thank you for sharing this.

    1. Lata Lala

      It tastes so good specially in winter season. Do try this and let me know your feedback.

  3. Seema Sriram

    5 stars
    The shepherd’s pie looks so delicious. I love the detailed step by step images you have here, so easy for a new cook to try these.

  4. Avin Kohli

    5 stars
    Wow that a lovely vegetarian twist to the classic shepherd’s pie. Awesome tips and alternatives.

  5. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    Lovely wholesome and filling Shepherd’s Pie. It actually makes a very good healthy meal. I usually add masoor to add some protein to it. Like the idea of topping it with parmesan cheese.. a new idea for me as usually vegetarian Shepherd Pies served in Pubs and Restaurants are without any cheese.

    1. Lata Lala

      Addition of Protien is a good idea Mayuri. We love chicken in this but since wanted it Vegetarian so added only veges.
      Yes parmesan cheese tastes amazing in this.
      Thanks Mayuri for writing in.

  6. Hayley Dhanecha

    4 stars
    This is one of our comforting English meal we enjoy during autumn and winter nights, one of the easy and delicious meal. Just to point out here that the pamesan cheese is not vegetarian, unless you have used vegetarian or vegan parmesan chhese 🙂

    1. Lata Lala

      Thank you Hayley, and glad to know that you liked it. I have used Vegetarian parmesan cheese.

  7. Uma Srinivas

    5 stars
    Love vegetarian shepherd’s pie with sauce and grilled veggies. This is a perfect dish when we have guests or special occasions. Looks neat and yummy!

  8. Ankita H

    5 stars
    This has become our favourite dish to relish as a family! It’s awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Lata Lala

      Hi Ankita, same here. Thanks for writing in

  9. Pavani

    5 stars
    What a hearty, comforting and delicious looking Shepherd’s pie. Thanks for this yummy vegetarian version, can’t wait to try it for the family.

    1. Lata Lala

      Thanks Pavani. This is the yummilicious veg Shepherd’s pie worth trying.

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