This comforting mushroom and lentil shepherds pie with sweet potato mash is perfect for a wholesome, healthy meal!
It’s not just any sweet potato mash, it’s cheesy sweet potato mash which is the perfect topping for the flavourful lentil and mushroom filling.
This isn’t your traditional shepherd’s pie, I’ve swapped lentils for meat, sweet potato mash for regular mash and a tomato based sauce instead of gravy sauce.
I grew up eating vegetarian shepherds pie, my mum would switch the meat for lentils, beans or soya mince.
It’s a meal I’ll always associate with cosy, comforting family times. So I guess this is my adaption on my mums more traditional veggie shepherds pie!
The filling is made up of red lentils and mushrooms, they are a great texture combination. If you don’t like mushrooms you can swap this for any veggie you like such as courgette, pepper, aubergine!
The flavour in the filling comes from a combination of spices and ingredients. We’ve got cumin, smoked paprika, vegetable stock, chopped tomatoes, soy sauce, marmite and herbs.
This recipe serves six, you can either serve it in a large dish or individual ramekins (like the photo below), which would work nicely for a dinner party!
The cooking time remains the same. If you want to crisp up the mash, turn to grill for a few minutes at the end!
For the mash, I used a vegan cheddar style cheese, a mozzarella style would work nicely too. A vegan cream cheese would also be delicious but you’ll want to use less milk if you do this.
This sweet potato mash is melt in your mouth delicious. It’s buttery, cheesy, smooth highly addictive.
I had to stop myself eating spoonfuls of it before putting it in the oven!
One of my favourite things about meals like this is when the sauce bubbles up on the sides and goes crispy. So make sure you scrape those bits and eat them, or save them for me!
Because this shepherds pie is quite juicy I don’t serve it with a gravy, personally I don’t think it needs it. But if you want gravy go ahead and make a quick instant one on the side!
I like to serve this with a side of sautéed green veg or leafy salad but it’s also great on its own!
If you make the full quantity you’ll have lunch or dinner ready for the next couple of days!
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I used Violife cheddar style cheese. You can use any time of plant milk, such as soya or oat. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Sweet Potato Mash
Nutrition Information: Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 366 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 30mg Sodium: 1005mg Carbohydrates: 53g Fiber: 10g Sugar: 16g Protein: 15g
I used Violife cheddar style cheese. You can use any time of plant milk, such as soya or oat.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.