Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

Submitted by Anna Pippin, MSHN

This warm and comforting casserole is full of flavor and loaded with healthy goodness! The tasty lentil mixture is topped with creamy mashed potatoes and then baked until deliciously golden brown and crispy. A high protein and fiber vegetarian meal, with lots of iron, calcium, potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C! This delicious and filling dinner will not disappoint!

2 cans of brown lentils, drained
2 teaspoons olive oil
½ cup onion chopped
8 oz. of chopped mushrooms
1 carrot chopped
1 rib celery chopped
1 cup broth (optional, depends on desired consistency)
½ cup frozen peas defrosted
½ tablespoon flour
3 tablespoons red wine
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons parsley chopped
salt & pepper to taste
2 ½ cups prepared mashed potatoes

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Cook onion, garlic, mushrooms, carrot, and celery in olive oil over medium heat until onion and carrot are softened. Stir in flour and cook 1 minute more.

Add lentils, red wine, Worcestershire sauce, and tomato paste. Stir in peas and broth and simmer uncovered 10 minutes adding more broth as needed to create a sauce (Adding broth is optional, depending on desired consistency).

Stir in parsley and season with salt & pepper to taste.

Spoon lentil mixture into a deep-dish pie plate. Top with mashed potatoes and bake for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are browned.

Nutrition Facts
Servings 8.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 183
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1 g 2 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 1 %
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 450 mg 19 %
Potassium 552 mg 16 %
Total Carbohydrate 34 g 11 %
Dietary Fiber 8 g 31 %
Sugars 4 g
Protein 10 g 21 %
Vitamin A 69 %
Vitamin C 21 %
Calcium 41 %
Iron 15 %

Recipe adapted from: https://www.spendwithpennies.com/easy-lentil-shepherds-pie-vegetarian/#wprm-recipe-container-179900

See it on Anna’s website at: Lentil Shepard’s Pie | Holistic Nutrition (holisticnutritioncoach.org)

Anna Pippin, MSHN
Anna Pippin, MSHNOwner of Holistic Nutrition Coach, LLC.
Anna lives in Lyme and is the owner of Holistic Nutrition Coach, LLC.. She received a Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition from American College of Healthcare Sciences and she holds a Certificate of Plant-Based Nutrition from T. Colin Campbell Center of Nutrition Studies and eCornell. Anna is also a graduate of the Forks Over Knives Plant-Based Home Chef Cooking Course. Anna believes one can heal from eating whole, nutritious foods and it is her passion to help and support others on their own path to nutritional wellness. Visit her website at www.holisticnutritioncoach.org.

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