Hearty & Delicious Vegan Shepherd's Pie

One of the most comforting, home cooked meals that I remember growing up eating was Shepherd's Pie. There was something magical about a bunch of veggies (that somehow didn't taste like vegetables) with ground beef that were smothered in some kind of sauce and topped with mashed potatoes that tasted amazing. It was a childhood favorite for sure. So when I was thinking of some new comfort food type recipes I could put together, a Vegan Shepherd's Pie was definitely something I wanted to make.



By roasting the vegetables and using Portobello mushrooms in place of meat, I was able to make a healthier version that tastes amazing.


You Won't Miss The Meat.. I Promise


I always love a good challenge. Well, at least a good cooking challenge that is. And taking an old fashioned comfort recipe like Shepherds Pie and turning into a delicious vegan dish is just that kind of challenge.

a cookie sheet filled with diced vegetable

The challenge for a Vegan Shepherd's Pie is to make it good and hearty. A comfort food has to fill you up and make you feel warm, and well, comfortable. But you don't have to have meat for that. I promise.

Roasting the vegetables in the oven first and adding in some tasty additions like sun dried tomatoes and spices, will make this a true comfort dish for sure.

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mashed potatoes in a large pot

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diced sun-dried tomatoes on a cutting board

over head shot of shepherds pie in cast iron skillet

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a serving of shepherds pie on a green plate

How About You


Do you have an old comfort food recipe that you love to eat? Would you like to find a healthier version of it? Leave me a comment and let me know.

 

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a serving of vegan shepherds pie on a green plate

Comments

  1. This recipe is a great way to showcase roasted veggies, who are the REAL hero!

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  2. Haha you had me at you wont miss the meat, i do not know if i can ever stop eating chicken etc but this recipe actually looks like i can really enjoy it without meat!

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  3. Oh this looks GOOOOD. So comforting and filling.

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  4. I agree - vegan or not, this dish looks like a winner. And perfect for the cooler temps!

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  5. Angela Cardamone @marathonsandmotivation.comMarch 6, 2018 at 2:04 AM

    Yum! This looks so delicious, love all the mushrooms in the recipe! This will be perfect for St. Patty's Day :-)

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  6. I love all the veggies packed in this... it looks so good! I need to try before next week!

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  7. My husband would love this recipe. I've never tried shepherds pie.

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  8. It's really hard to find a great vegetarian version of this! Looks really delicioius

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  9. Thanks Deborah! Yes, this one is really good and no need to have meat.

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  10. Thanks Jill! I hope you get the chance to try it. It really is a great dish.

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  11. Thanks Julie. Hope you get the chance to try it out.

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  12. Yes. Mushrooms make a great meat substitute.

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  13. Thanks Kelly! Yes, a perfect meal for cooler temps!

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  14. Thanks Lola! Yes, if you are open to trying a meatless meal.. I think you would enjoy this.

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  15. Yes. The roasted veggies too it over the top!

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