Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Prep Time: 30 minutes    Cook Time: 20 minutes    Total Time: 50 minutes

Vegetarian Shepherds pie 2I’ve never thought of Shepherd’s Pie as an ideal weeknight meal because you have to make the filling and the mashed potatoes to go on top, then bake it all together. But Scramble member Jennifer Larson sent me her wonderful meatless version that does take a couple of key shortcuts, especially using store-bought mashed potatoes. I found a couple of brands, that only used ingredients I recognized and tasted a lot like homemade (maybe just a touch richer than the ones I usually make). Of course, if you want to make your own or if you have leftover mashed potatoes, use those instead. Serve it with a green salad with corn, avocado, tomato, and pumpkin seeds. – Aviva

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  • Green Salad with Corn, Avocado, Tomato, and Pumpkin Seeds

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8 thoughts on “Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Monica says:

I made the filling with zucchini instead of eggplant–grocery store was out, and I still have a ton of zucchini in the garden. Actually zucchini got added to every meal this week. I also added a bag of veggie crumbles to this to increase the protein, and a more “meaty” filling. Instead of salt I added about 1 teaspoon soy sauce with the veg. worcestershire sauce (Annies brand)–deepen the flavor. It was chilly tonight–great meal.

Monica says:

Made this last night. Added a bag of veggie crumbles and a tablespoon of tamari—just didn’t have as much yummy filling as I wanted. Soooo good! My family devoured it–seconds, and thirds. It was perfect warm comfort food on a cold night.

Alison says:

Is there a vegetarian alternative to Worcestershire sauce that you would recommend?

Aviva says:

I am so sorry, I didn’t realize Worcestershire isn’t vegetarian! There are vegan versions of Worcestershire sauce available but perhaps not in your market. I would use tamari, soy sauce or Dr. Bragg’s instead, perhaps with a little dry mustard mixed in.

Cathy says:

Annie’s makes a vegetarian Worcestershire. We use it because of fish allergies. I can’t always find it in my regular grocery store but Whole Foods and the local co-op have it.

Cindy says:

Can this dish be frozen?

Aviva says:

I’m not sure on this one, Cindy. Potatoes don’t always freeze well, their texture tends to change after being frozen.

Danielle says:

I bet you could make the filling and freeze it, then top it with instant or pre made mashed potatoes prior to baking.

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8 thoughts on “Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Monica says:

I made the filling with zucchini instead of eggplant–grocery store was out, and I still have a ton of zucchini in the garden. Actually zucchini got added to every meal this week. I also added a bag of veggie crumbles to this to increase the protein, and a more “meaty” filling. Instead of salt I added about 1 teaspoon soy sauce with the veg. worcestershire sauce (Annies brand)–deepen the flavor. It was chilly tonight–great meal.

Monica says:

Made this last night. Added a bag of veggie crumbles and a tablespoon of tamari—just didn’t have as much yummy filling as I wanted. Soooo good! My family devoured it–seconds, and thirds. It was perfect warm comfort food on a cold night.

Alison says:

Is there a vegetarian alternative to Worcestershire sauce that you would recommend?

Aviva says:

I am so sorry, I didn’t realize Worcestershire isn’t vegetarian! There are vegan versions of Worcestershire sauce available but perhaps not in your market. I would use tamari, soy sauce or Dr. Bragg’s instead, perhaps with a little dry mustard mixed in.

Cathy says:

Annie’s makes a vegetarian Worcestershire. We use it because of fish allergies. I can’t always find it in my regular grocery store but Whole Foods and the local co-op have it.

Cindy says:

Can this dish be frozen?

Aviva says:

I’m not sure on this one, Cindy. Potatoes don’t always freeze well, their texture tends to change after being frozen.

Danielle says:

I bet you could make the filling and freeze it, then top it with instant or pre made mashed potatoes prior to baking.

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