This Lentil Shepherd's Pie comfort food is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters, plant-based or not! You can make this dish easier with store-bought items, such as canned or boxed lentils which I've found at Trader Joe's.
Make this gravy recipe, leaving out the mushroom since they're in this recipe, to serve along side. Your guests will be loving and sharing plant-based food before you know it.
Traditional Shepherd's Pie is made with ground beef, but with this version you'll get the benefit of eating legumes with potassium, calcium, zinc, niacin, vitamin K, but particularly dietary fiber, lean protein, folate and iron. And, we know that the longest lived communities have beans as part of their daily diets!
Creamy mashed potatoes made with the skins on from red potatoes and infused with garlic. I like to steam the halved red potatoes to help preserve the nutrients, but you can also boil them until tender.
Try a few more hearty, plant-based dinner recipes:
- Moroccan Stew with Kale
- Mushroom Burgundy Sauce Over Polenta
- One Pot Thai Coconut Curry Tofu
- Sweet Potato Veggie Lasagna
- Tamale Pie
This recipe makes a wonderful gravy which I like to thicken it a bit with a touch of flour.
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