Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie | Plant-Based Comfort
When it comes to hearty and satisfying plant-based comfort food, this Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie truly stands out. Imagine a rich, savory filling of tender lentils and a medley of vegetables, all nestled under a fluffy layer of creamy mashed potatoes. This dish is a celebration of wholesome ingredients coming together in perfect harmony.
- 1 cup green or brown lentils, rinsed and drained
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 carrots, peeled and diced
- 2 celery stalks, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 cup corn kernels
- 1 cup green peas
- 1/2 cup vegetable cream
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 4 cups mashed potatoes
- Start by cooking the lentils. In a saucepan, combine the lentils and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and let simmer for about 20-25 minutes until lentils are tender. Drain any excess liquid and set aside.
- In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion, carrots, and celery. Sauté until the vegetables are softened and the onion is translucent.
- Add the minced garlic and thyme to the skillet. Cook for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
- Stir in the cooked lentils, corn, and peas. Pour in the vegetable cream, and season with salt and pepper. Mix well and let the filling simmer for a few minutes.
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Transfer the lentil and vegetable filling into a baking dish, spreading it evenly.
- Top the filling with the creamy mashed potatoes, spreading them over the surface with a spatula.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden and the filling is bubbling.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.
Prep time: 30 minutes
Indulge in the warmth of this Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie, where every forkful combines the earthy goodness of lentils and vegetables with the creamy delight of mashed potatoes. This plant-based comfort food is not only a treat for your taste buds but also a wholesome nourishment for your body.
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After each bite of this Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie, you’ll feel the cares of the day melt away. It’s more than a meal – it’s a reminder that good food can be both comforting and nourishing, all in one hearty dish.