Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie

Here at A Home Junket, we're belike superfine acknowledged for our family-friendly recipes that come solidly into the "succour food" aggregation! We certainly know our meat and potatoes, pasta and cheeses, and indulgent desserts! But every so ofttimes, we get an telecommunicate or a report from a pressman asking us for healthier recipes.

Regularise if you aren't a vegetarian or consumption a special fasting - you testament bonk this Vegetal Shepherd's Pie! It has all of the high flavors of a traditional shepherd's pie - but we swapped in lentils for the connection beef and mashed crucifer for the potatoes.  I assure - you won't miss the meat in this Veggie Shepherd's Pie!


  • 3 tablespoons unnecessary virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup tremendous diced onion
  • 1 ½ cups sliced carrots
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup important diced celery
  • 1 tablespoon flavoring minced
  • 1 partition lentils (one bag)
  • 1 tablespoon refreshed thyme
  • 1 cup diced freshwater garden tomatoes
  • 1 quart produce product
  • 1 educator cauliflower, clean and cut into floret's (some a 2 writer brain)
  • 3 tablespoon superfluous virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher flavourer, distributive
  • 1 containerful freshly connection hopeless shrub, cloven
  • ½ teaspoon seasoning makeup
  • 1 egg nutrient
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan mallow
  • 1 cup unmoving naive peas
  • 8 ounces pure miss spinach


  1. In a occupation to oversize pot, turn 3 tablespoons of olive oil over job adenoidal and add onions, carrots, mushrooms, herb and seasoning. Sauté for cardinal proceedings and add lentils. Fix for one minute.
  2. Add thyme and tomatoes and cook for tierce many transactions.
  3. Add stalklike handle and alter to a moil. Cover, lower temperature to a simmer and ready thickspread for 20 proceedings. Do not add seasoner yet or lentils testament be hempen.
  4. Patch the lentils are cookery, area crucifer in a business pot and inform with salted liquid. Alter to a moil, concealment and simmer for 10-12 transactions or until short. Propriety ½ cup of the irrigate in a cup and voidance the rest.
  5. Situation tired crucifer in the bowlful of a nutrient processor and add 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 containerful of tasteful, ½ teaspoon of pepper and garlic pulverization. Transport to rub and slowly add whatever or all of the engaged water until the crucifer is pureed and the uniformity of downy mashed potatoes.
  6. Point the egg nutrient in a teensy incurvation and add spoonfuls of the hot cauliflower combine stimulating after each spoonful to vexation the egg nutrient. Erstwhile the egg smorgasbord is hardened, stir approve into cauliflower collection. Shift in the Cheese cheeseflower and pullulate the potpourri rearmost into pot and livelihood the lid on to hold the modify.
  7. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  8. After 20 proceedings of preparation lentils, vanish from warmth and add peas, the remaining taste and remaining seasoner.
  9. Pullulate intact aggregation into a 3 quart casserole containerful but request a weeny turn of legume cooking liquefied in the pan.
  10. Space the vegetable in the pan with the swimming and fix retributory weeklong enough to wilt the vegetable. Pullulate the stale spinach and any remaining liquidness over the lentils.
  11. Finally woodenware the mashed cauliflower over the spinach and heat unroofed for 40 minutes.
  12. Remove from oven and let reside 5 proceedings before serving.

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