Flavorful Lentil and Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie



Flavorful Lentil and Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie

Create a delightful, hearty, and plant-based meal with our Flavorful Lentil and Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie recipe. This comforting dish is a twist on the classic Shepherd’s Pie, packed with rich flavors and wholesome ingredients that will satisfy both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of dried green lentils
  • 2 cups of vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 8 oz of mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of rosemary
  • 4 cups of mashed potatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Start by cooking the lentils. Rinse them under cold water and place them in a saucepan with the vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, sauté for a few minutes until they become fragrant and translucent.
  3. Add the sliced mushrooms, carrots, and celery to the skillet. Cook for about 10 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Stir in the cooked lentils, frozen peas, tomato paste, thyme, and rosemary. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Transfer the lentil and mushroom mixture to a baking dish.
  6. Spread the mashed potatoes evenly over the lentil and mushroom filling, creating a rustic topping.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden and the filling is bubbling.
  8. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving. This Flavorful Lentil and Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie is perfect for a cozy dinner on a chilly evening.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

This Flavorful Lentil and Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie is a hearty and savory delight that’s sure to become a family favorite. Packed with protein and loaded with earthy mushroom flavors, it’s a comforting dish that brings warmth to your table.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 320, Fat: 6g, Carbohydrates: 54g, Protein: 13g

Indulge in this delicious plant-based shepherd’s pie that’s perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re a vegetarian looking for a satisfying meal or a carnivore searching for a meatless alternative, this recipe will leave your taste buds dancing with joy.

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