Vegetarian shepherd's pie

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Vegetarian shepherd's pie
Vegetarian shepherd's pie
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:763
Ready in:35 minutes
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:25 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:20th January 2018

This recipe is based on an idea by a good friend of ours. Thank you Francis (and Martin for the vegetarian slant).


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Mise en place

  • Pre-heat your oven to 200° C (400° F - gas 6), [fan oven 180° C & reduce cooking time by 10 mins per hour]


  1. Add the black pepper to the olive oil and gently saute the onions for 5 minutes in a large frying pan or wok
  2. Add the crushed garlic and fry for 30 seconds, then tip in the lentis and cook for a further 5 minutes
  3. Add the remaining filling ingredients, mix well and set to one side while you prepare the topping
  4. Mash the potatoes with the hot milk and butter
  5. Lightly oil a suitably sized oven-proof dish and fill with the lentil mixture
  6. Cover with with mashed potatoes and top with the grated cheese
  7. Bake for 25 minutes
  8. Serve with seasonal vegetables


Try other forms of canned beans or pulses. If the beans are large or have fairly tough skins, like kidney beans, crush them slightly first.

Chef's notes

You can use freshly chopped herbs instead of dried herbs; or a combination of both. Use at least double the amount of fresh herbs.

Add a good pinch of dried or fresh herbs to the mashed potatoes

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