Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

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Sep. 19, 2011


Sweet potatoes/2 large sweet potatoes, peeled, cubed 2 Medium , peeled, cubed
White potatoes/6 large white potatoes, peeled, cubed 6 Medium , peeled, cubed
Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Italian seasoning 1 Tablespoon
For curried lentil filling
Purified water 3 1/2 Cup (56 tbs)
Bay leaf 1
Lentils 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Cajun seasoning 2 Teaspoon
Onions 1 Cup (16 tbs) , sliced
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
Broccoli florets 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Yellow bell pepper/1/2 cup red bell pepper, sliced 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , sliced
Nutritional yeast 2/3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
Zucchini 2 Cup (32 tbs) , cut in rounds
Breadcrumbs/1 cup premade croutons 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Scallions/1/2 cup green onion, thinly sliced 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , thinly sliced (For Garnish)
Curry powder 1 Teaspoon



1. Preheat oven to 350°F.


2. Simmer white and sweet potatoes in a pot filled with water for 45 minutes or until they can be pierced easily using a fork.

3. Strain and keep aside 2 cups water.

4. Add 1 cup water to the pot back and using a fork or masher, mash the potatoes.

5. Blend in Italian seasoning, Cajun seasoning, and olive oil and mash well.

6. Meanwhile, cook lentils along with Cajun seasoning and bay leaf in 3 cups of water for 45 minutes. Take off from heat, drain excess liquid, and allow to cool.

7. In a large saute pan, sauté garlic, onions, bell pepper, broccoli, and mushrooms in olive oil for 4 minutes or until onions turn limp and transparent.

8. Stir in potato water, curry powder, nutritional yeast, and salt and blend well. Add to cooked lentils.

9. Cook lentil mixture after adding cornstarch dissolved in ¼ cup water for 3 minutes or until sauce thickens.

10. Take off from heat.

11. Line casserole with zucchini rounds, top with breadcrumbs, 4 cups mashed potatoes, and 2 cups curried lentils.

12. Spoon rest of the mashed potatoes followed by breadcrumbs or scallions.

13. Bake for about 50 minutes.

14. Take out and keep aside for 15 minutes.


15. Cut into slices and serve with a topping of fresh melted cheese and browned onions.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 120 Minutes
Ready In: 120 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 389Calories from Fat 34

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.2%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 760 mg31.67%

Total Carbohydrates 78 g26%

Dietary Fiber 18 g72%

Sugars 8 g

Protein 16 g32%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet