Vegan Shepherd's Pie. There is something very wintry, very comforting about Shepherd's Pie. Hearty vegetables in a brothy sauce topped with fluffy mashed potatoes, all baked to bubbly perfectly. Jamie's vegan shepherd's pie recipe is a warm and comforting treat; topped with a root mash and breadcrumbs this vegan shepherds pie is a real crowd pleaser.
This shepherd's pie does take some time, but divide up make ahead, then layer and store until ready on bake on the day. Shepherd's Pie season is upon us and this super cozy vegetarian version is running around on the loose in our house. That being said, if you want this to be a completely vegan shepherd's pie, just use olive oil instead of butter and maybe a splash of. You can have Vegan Shepherd's Pie using 16 ingredients and 23 steps. Here is how you achieve it.
Ingredients of Vegan Shepherd's Pie
- It’s 500 g of rinsed, 12h-soaked green&brown lentils*.
- It’s 1500 g of water.
- It’s to taste of salt & pepper.
- It’s 1 of large white onion ca.175g.
- Prepare 4-6 of garlic cloves ca.20g.
- You need 3-4 of carrots ca.200g.
- Prepare of Olive oil (or vegan butter).
- Prepare 4 sprigs of fresh thyme or 1½tsp dryied thyme.
- You need 2420 g of diced potatoes (came from a packet of 3kg).
- You need of salted water (e.g. 2tbsp of smoked salt).
- You need 260 g of cashews.
- It’s 340 g of water (e.g. reuse potato water).
- You need of herb salt.
- It’s of ground pepper.
- You need of ground nutmeg.
- Prepare of or the equivalent in jarred precooked lentils.
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Vegan Shepherd's Pie instructions
- Rub 27x36cm casserole with raw garlic clove, grease with vegan butter or olive oil (a spray is easiest).
- Boil lentils in 1.5 l of water for 40min (or use 2x 660g glas jars of lentils).
- Or cook lentils w/out soaking in thermomix.
- If termomix available: add 500g lentils, tbsp veggie broth powder and 1.5l water; program 100°C for 40min reverse speed 1. Done :).
- Lentils into casserole.
- Add salt & pepper to please your taste.
- Mince garlic (in tmx at speed 7), onion, carrots (tmx 5) and sautee with thyme in olive oil (tmx varoma speed 1 for 3min).
- Add garlic etc to lentils in casserole and combine everything.
- Let heat up and simmer at low temperature.
- Grind pepper over lentils if desired.
- Peal off knobbly parts of potato. I often leave a large amount of skin on because I like it. Choose what you prefer..
- Dice potatoes and start boiling salted water in pot.
- When water is boiling add the potatoes, cover with lid and set timer for 15 minutes.
- During cooking time you will need to lessen heat so potatoes don't boil over.
- Preheat 220℃ oven.
- Potatoes need to be very soft for mashing, and if done, pour out water (keep it for making cashew cream).
- Potatoes back into pot, lid on and now blend cashews with water at highest speed for 90 seconds.
- Start mashing up potatoes, add cashew cream (depending on type of potato you might not need all of the cream) and a dab of butter. Add salt, nutmeg and pepper to your taste..
- If using separate frying pan, transfer thickened lentils to casserole. Lentils are the base layer.
- Top with mashed potatoes.
- Into oven for 10-15 minutes until mash is a bit browned at peaks.
- If lentils are a bit liquidy you can use hot-air oven, then please turn down to 200℃.
- As I have left the peal on half of the potatoes, you can see specks of it in the baked potato crust of this just out-of-the-oven delicious shepherd's pie.
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