Hello friends! With St. Patrick’s Day next week, my friends at McCormick challenged me to share an Irish-inspired recipe for this month’s partnership post. I already have a couple St. Patrick’s themed recipes here on the blog (my Healthy Shamrock Shake and Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread), so I was excited to add another to the mix. Introducing: Vegan and Gluten Free Shepherd’s Pie!
Savory and hearty but packed with veggies, this is a great comfort-food meal that’s less heavy/intense than a traditional meaty Shepherd’s Pie, since the “meat” is actually lentils! 🙂
This would be a great potluck or dinner party dish, or make it just for you! The leftovers are even better.
Also, feel free to mix it up and use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes in the topping – either would be good.
Making this dish takes place in a couple phases: the veggie/lentil filling, and the mashed potato topping. Start by sautéing your veggies and getting the lentils going.
And then take care of the mashed potatoes while the lentils are simmering.
When everything is cooked, put the lentil mixture in a pan:
And then layer the potatoes on top before popping it in the oven.
20 to 30 minutes later and you’re ready to rock.
For the filling
For the topping
Thank you to McCormick for sponsoring this post! For more ideas for better-for-you comfort food recipes, check out their website. Here’s their take on Shepherd’s Pie, which sounds delicious: Shepherd’s Pie with Cumin and Smashed Chickpeas.
If you missed my previous McCormick posts, check those out, too:
- Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole <— get your 90’s on
- Spiced Baked Apple Chips Recipe <— obsessed
- How to Add Flavor to Meals Without Salt or Sugar
- Lemon & Herb Fish Recipe
- Mexican Shrimp Salad Bowl <—great for spring
- Braised Chicken with Dried Plums, Olives & Capers <—LOVE
- How to Pickle Cucumbers Quickly at Home
- Gluten-Free Grilled Taco Wings