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Easy Lentil Shepherd's Pie

Easy Lentil Shepherd's Pie

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lentil shepherds pie, vegan shepherd's pie
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 289kcal
Author: Cindy Rainey
The Easy Lentil Shepherd's pie is plant-based and uses frozen and boxed ingredients for a quick delicious recipe. 
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Vegetable/ Lentil Mixture

  • cup vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 Tablespoon arrowroot starch can sub cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons Dehydrated Onion Flakes
  • 1 16 ounce package frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 cups cooked lentils brown or green
  • salt to taste

Mashed Potatoes

  • 3 cup vegetable broth
  • 4 Tablespoons vegan butter leave out if trying to eat oil-free
  • 1⅔ cup unsweetened plant milk
  • 2⅔ cup potato flakes
  • 6 Tablespoons nutritional yeast


Vegetable/Lentil Mixture

  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • Whisk arrowroot (or cornstarch) into the veggie broth. Stir in thyme.
  • Pour into a non-stick saute pan and stir in the dehydrated onions and frozen vegetables.
  • Heat through till vegetables are thawed and the mixture is thick and bubbly - about 5 minutes.
  • Add cooked lentils and taste. Add in some salt if desired.
  • Turn into a 9x13 baking dish.  Set aside while preparing potatoes. 

Mashed Potatoes

  • Bring vegetable broth and vegan butter to a boil in a medium-sized saucepan.
  • Add potato flakes, nutritional yeast, and plant milk.  Stir until well mixed.  Taste and add salt if desired.
  • Gently spoon mashed potatoes onto the vegetable/lentil layer and spread evenly with a spoon.  Sprinkle a little sweet paprika on top and bake at 375° for about 20 minutes or until heated through and potatoes have firmed up and slightly browned on top.


Special note: This recipe has been updated. I was given feedback that there weren't enough potatoes. I basically doubled the potato mixture and I agree! So if you have made this recipe in the past, please be aware that this update reflects doubled potatoes. Enjoy!


Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 780mg | Potassium: 767mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 859IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 3mg