Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie Recipe

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We are all a wee bit Irish on St. Patrick's Day and a great money-saving dish to make is shepherd's pie. Shepherd's pie is a classic Irish meal that includes simple ingredients like potatoes, carrots and peas, most of which you already have in your pantry or refrigerator. It's a savory, filling meal that will feed your whole family, with leftovers.

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Servings: 6


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  • 1 1/2 pounds of soy meatless ground (Boca or Yves work best)
  • 1 large onion - chopped
  • 1/2 cup of carrots - chopped
  • 1 cup of peas (can also use corn or both. just use 1/2 cup of each)
  • 3 large potatoes
  • 1/2 cup of cream or milk (for mashed potatoes)
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of parsley
  • Salt and pepper - for taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon of thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sage
  • OR
  • 1 package of shepherd's pie seasoning mix


  1. First preheat the oven to 400 degrees and wash and peel the potatoes. Cut them into quarters and boil in salted water (around a 1/2 tablespoon) until soft - around 20 to 25 minutes. While the potatoes are cooking, you can melt a 1/2 stick of butter in a large skillet or frying pan. Put the onions in the pan and cook on medium heat for 15 minutes. Next, add your carrots because they will need more cooking time than your meatless ground, peas or corn - even if you choose to use frozen peas or corn. Cook carrots until they are tender, another 10 minutes or so, and then add meatless ground, peas and/or corn. Add the Worcestershire sauce and vegetable broth and cook, uncovered, over low heat for about 15 minutes - add more vegetable broth if necessary to keep moist.
  2. While your meatless ground and veggies are cooking, mash your potatoes in a bowl with the rest of the butter and the cream or milk - you can also use an electric mixer to make them them extra creamy. Once the meatless ground is cooked, place the mixture on the bottom of a casserole or baking dish and the mashed potatoes on top. Try to rough up the mashed potatoes with a fork so they make peaks that crisp up. Cook the dish for 30 minutes - or until potatoes are crisp on top. *If you don't want a vegetarian dish, you can replace meatless groun


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 239g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 303  
Calories from Fat 170 56%
Total Fat 19.36g 24%
Saturated Fat 12.15g 49%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 221mg 9%
Potassium 709mg 20%
Total Carbs 29.82g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4.2g 14%
Sugars 3.31g 2%
Protein 4.36g 7%
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  • diane
    Can't wait to try this one, I am sitting here at 7:30am drooling. I wish dinner wasn't so far off.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!

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