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Vegan Shepherdless Pie

Hearty, savory, and satisfying vegan meal!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: casserole, savory, Vegan
Servings: 8


  • 2 cups green beans (we used a frozen package)
  • 1/2 cup lentils
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 medium-large carrots chopped
  • 1 jalapeno chopped (optional)
  • 2 large stalks of celery chopped
  • 1 small package mushrooms chopped roughly
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes (with their juice) (we used cherry tomatoes chopped up roughly in food processor)
  • 3 sweet potatoes chopped roughly (leave skin on if you like)
  • 4 cups potatoes chopped roughly (leave skin on if you like)
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 heaping spoonfuls non-dairy butter/margarine
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2/3 tsp garlic powder (or use 2 minced garlic cloves if you have them)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp dried sage
  • 1/2 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Cook lentils according to package (we boiled covered for 20 minutes), drain, and set aside.
  • Meanwhile in a large pot boil your chopped potatoes and sweet potatoes until they are tender (~30 minutes). When they're finished drain them into a large bowl, and mash them together with 2 heaping spoonfuls of non-dairy butter/margarine. Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
  • While potatoes are cooking, heat oil in a separate large pot or tall pan.
  • On medium heat cook onion, carrots, jalapeno, celery, and garlic powder. Stir often for about 5 minutes until vegetables soften.
  • Add mushrooms, 2 bay leaves, 1/2 tsp dried sage, 1/2 tsp dried tarragon, 1/4 tsp dried thyme. Stir often for 4-5 minutes.
  • Stir in 1/4 cup tomato paste, 1 cup vegetable stock, and tomatoes with their juice. Boil and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Stir in green beans and lentils with the rest of the vegetable mixture. Cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Spread the vegetable mixture evenly into a large glass baking dish.
  • Spoon the mashed potato mixture over top of the vegetable mixture. Spread it around evenly, then bake it uncovered for 30 minutes. Let it rest for at least 5 minutes after you take it out of the oven. Have a satisfying meal! :)


This recipe was inspired from WomensWeeklyFood.  It's good for men too though!  We put our tweaks on it.  Thanks for the awesome recipe!  We hope you enjoy it!