Easy, delicious and full of fab ingredients, this Lentil Shepherd’s Pie is comfort food at its finest and the perfect way to celebrate #OrganicSeptember.
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Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

Easy, delicious and full of fab ingredients, this Lentil Shepherd’s Pie is comfort food at its finest and the perfect way to celebrate organic food!
Course Main Course, Pie
Cuisine British
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 536kcal
Author Eb Gargano

Ingredients

Shepherd’s Pie Filling

  • 25 g butter (I used Yeo Valley)
  • 1 leek sliced
  • 150 g chestnut mushrooms diced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed or grated
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 200 g dried green lentils
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes
  • 200 ml water
  • 6 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce (I used Clearspring tamari)

Shepherd’s Pie Topping

  • 750 g potatoes chopped into 2cm cubes
  • 25 g butter (I used Yeo Valley)
  • 100 ml milk (I used Yeo Valley whole milk)
  • 50 ml double cream (I used Yeo Valley)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 50 g cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Melt 25g butter in a large pan. Add the leeks and fry on a low heat for 3 minutes with the lid on. Add the mushrooms and garlic and turn the heat up a little. Fry for 2 more minutes with the lid off, until the mushrooms have a little colour.
  • Add the carrots, lentils, tomatoes, water and tamari and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Meanwhile place the potatoes in a pan of salted boiling water and bring back to the boil. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are soft.
  • Once the potatoes are simmering, preheat you oven to 220C / 200C / gas mark 7 / 425F.
  • When the potatoes are cooked, drain them and return them to the pan. Add the remaining 25g butter, plus the milk, cream, salt and pepper, and mash until soft and creamy.
  • Place the filling in a large oven proof dish and top with the creamy mash. Sprinkle over the cheese and place in your preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until bubbling and brown on top. Serve just as it is or with extra veg, such as peas, sweetcorn or cabbage.

Notes

Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Nutrition

Calories: 536kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 1743mg | Potassium: 1669mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 6150IU | Vitamin C: 28.5mg | Calcium: 249mg | Iron: 11.3mg