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Vegan shepherd’s pie #shepherdspie #veganpie #vegandinner #familydinner #comfortfood via @fit.foodie.nutter


Tania | Fit Foodie Nutter
Good old family classic shepherd’s pie made vegan friendly. A perfect comfort food dish for a cold winter’s day, which the whole family will enjoy (even the fussiest little eaters will love it). Vegan, gluten & dairy free.
4.79 from 14 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine British
Servings 4 people


  • 1/2 cup green lentils
  • 3 medium size sweet potatoes , peeled and diced
  • 1 tbsp . olive oil
  • 1 medium onion , finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves , crushed
  • 1 medium carrot , finely grated
  • 1 heaped tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 400g tin organic chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup green peas ( I used frozen)
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli flakes
  • A bunch of fresh coriander


  • Cook the lentils according to the packet instructions. Set aside. * You can also use pre-cooked lentils to save time (they sell them in little pouches in the UK supermarkets). 
  • Preheat the oven to 200C (400F, Gas mark 6).
  • Place diced sweet potato in a pan, season with salt & pepper, cover with water & bring to a boil. Reduce to a medium heat & cook until the potatoes are soft. When cooked, cool slightly before mashing the potatoes up. Set aside.
  • In the meantime, fry the onions and garlic in a pan with 1 tbsp olive oil on a low to medium heat until just softened. Add grated carrot & cook for a further 2 minutes. Stir in tomato puree, smoked paprika & chili flakes and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  • Add cooked lentils into the pan with onions & garlic & mix well. Stir in chopped tomatoes & peas & cook on medium heat for around 5 minutes. Take the pan off the heat, add freshly chopped coriander and season with salt & pepper.
  • Transfer the lentil mixture into an oven proof dish and spread evenly. Top with sweet potato mash (use a fork to spread the mash evenly).
  • Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the potato is starting to turn golden brown.


*Make sure you use good quality tinned tomatoes as cheap brands tend to be very runny, which makes the sauce too thin.
**Mushrooms or any kind of beans (kidney beans or butter beans) are a great addition to the filling. 
***If you feel a little more indulgent, sprinkle the pie with grated dairy free cheese before putting it in the oven, which will make it a totally irresistible comfort meal!