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Lentil shepherds pie
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Hearty Vegetarian Shepherd Pie From Scratch

Lentil Shepherd’s Pie is a rustic hearty culinary delight. This meat-free wonder is a great portion of vegetarian protein suitable for those who try to limit meat consumption. Vegetarian shepherd’s pie is your comfort food, especially during cold evenings. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course, Vegetarian
Cuisine: American, English
Keyword: lentil recipe, lentil shepherds pie, shepherds pie, vegetarian recipe, vegetarian shepherds pie
Servings: 6 people
Author: YourFoodBuddy


  • skillet
  • boiling pan
  • ramekins or clay bowls


  • 1 cup lentils red, raw
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 stalk celery
  • 1 cup green peas fresh or frozen
  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste


  • Peel the vegetables (carrot, onion, garlic) and chop them along with the celery
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet and add the chopped vegetables for 5 minutes at medium-low heat
  • Add one tbsp tomato paste and one-half glass of red wine and let evaporate
  • Add one cup of raw lentils and one cup of beans and let simmer for 1 minute
  • Add 2 cups of vegetable stock or water, let simmer for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally
  • In the meantime, peel and chop the potatoes. Put to boil in a boiling pan for 15 minutes
  • Mash the potatoes and add some salt and 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • Take a ramekin or clay bowl and fill 3/4 of it with lentils
  • Top everything with a few tablespoons of mashed potatoes
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Place the ramekins or clay dishes in the oven and let bake for 15-20 minutes
  • Let rest for 10 minutes and serve with pleasure