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Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie – Mushroom and Lentil Shepherdless Pie with Gravy and Garlic mashed potatoes. Gluten-free Nut-free Recipe. Can be soy-free oil-free. Vegetarian Shepherds Pie.

Vegan Lentil Shepherd's Pie - Mushroom and Lentil Shepherdless Pie with Gravy and Garlic mashed potatoes. #Vegan #Glutenfree #thanksgiving #Recipe. Can be soy-free. #veganricha | VeganRicha.com

In my series of traditional and simple holiday favorites, the next dish is this Delicious Lentil Mushroom Shepherdless Pie. Garlic mashed Potatoes over mushrooms, onion, lentils, veggies mixed with a bit of gravy, baked, then served with more of my 1 Pot gravy

The pie comes together quickly once you have your potatoes done and the veggies assembled. You can cook the lentils and potatoes in the Instant Pot with PIP(pot in pot method), see recipe notes, or in separate pots and make ahead. I like my pie on the wet side, use less or more of the gravy with the lentils to preference. Add seasonal veggies or other root vegetables. I love the garlic breadcrumb and herb topping from my chickpea sweet potato shepherd’s pie on this. It elevates the flavor to a whole new level. Lets get cooking for Thanksgiving. 

Vegan Lentil Shepherd's Pie - Mushroom and Lentil Shepherdless Pie with Gravy and Garlic mashed potatoes. #Vegan #Glutenfree #Recipe. Can be soy-free. #veganricha | VeganRicha.com

Combine the cooked lentils, sauteed mushrooms + veggies , gravy, herbs and spices. The picture below is prebaking (ready for the potato layer) and the sauce dries up significantly.

Vegan Shepherd's Pie - Mushroom and Lentil Shepherdless Pie with Gravy and Garlic mashed potatoes. #Vegan #Glutenfree #Recipe. Can be soy-free. #veganricha | VeganRicha.com

More Mains for the Holidays

This shepherd’s pie does take some time, but divide up make ahead, then layer and store until ready on bake on the day. 

Vegan Shepherd's Pie - Mushroom and Lentil Shepherdless Pie with Gravy and Garlic mashed potatoes. #Vegan #Glutenfree #Recipe. Can be soy-free. #veganricha | VeganRicha.com

Vegan Shepherd's Pie - Mushroom and Lentil Shepherdless Pie with Gravy and Garlic mashed potatoes. #Vegan #Glutenfree #Recipe. Can be soy-free. #veganricha | VeganRicha.com

Vegan Lentil Shepherd's Pie - Mushroom Lentil Shepherdless Pie

4.95 from 19 votes
By: Vegan Richa
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Servings: 6
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Vegan
Vegan Lentil Shepherd's Pie - Mushroom and Lentil Shepherdless Pie with Gravy and Garlic mashed potatoes. Vegan Gluten-free Nut-free Recipe. Can be soy-free oil-free. Vegetarian Shepherds Pie. Makes 1 9 by 9 inch dish
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Ingredients 
 

Lentil Mushroom:

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 8 oz mushrooms, cremini, white or a mix with portobello
  • 3/4 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 tsp fresh or 1/2 dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried sage
  • 1.5 cups cooked brown lentils, 1.25 to 1.5 cups, drained well, see note to cook in Instant pot
  • 1/3 cup peas
  • 1/3 cup Vegan Gravy, and more for serving, or mix 1 tbsp veggie broth, 1 tsp cornstarch, 1 tsp vegan worchestershire sauce, a good dash of onion and garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp bbq sauce or 2 tsp tomato paste, (optional)
  • black pepper to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil and thyme for topping

Instructions 

  • Prepare your mashed potatoes and vegan gravy and set aside. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Pulse the onion, garlic, mushrooms in a processor, or chop all by hand.
  • Add onion mushroom mixture to a skillet with a good pinch of salt and 1 tsp oil over medium heat and cook for 8 minutes or until the moisture from the mushrooms is starting to dry. Add the carrots, celery, other chopped vegetables (upto 1 cup), herbs, 1/4 tsp salt and cook for another 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Alternatively, brush oil on the baking dish. Add the chopped onion mushroom mixture and bake for 12 to 14 minutes, then add the carrots, celery, other chopped root vegetables, mix in and continue to bake for another 8 minutes.
  • Fold in the lentils, peas, bbq sauce, gravy, black pepper and mix in (in the baking dish or mix in the the skillet and transfer to the baking dish). Taste and adjust salt and flavor. Add less or more gravy to preference. 
  • Layer the mashed potatoes on top. Use a spatula to even ithem out. 
  • Add a drizzle of olive oil and a dash of thyme and pepper, or top with these garlic breadcrumbs.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Broil for a minute to brown. Cool for a few minutes before serving. The pie keeps thickening on cooling. Serve with gravy or other toppings of choice. Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for 4 days. 

Video

Notes

Make the lentils and potatoes PIP in the instant Pot: Add 2/3 cup uncooked lentils (that have been soaked for 15 minutes, then drained) and 1.5 cups water to the pot. Place a steamer basket on the lentils and place halved potatoes in it. Pressure cook for 8 minutes. Release pressure after 5 minutes. Drain the potatoes really well and follow the mashed potato recipe. Drain the lentils really well and use. 
 
Make ahead: Assemble and store refrigerated for upto a day and bake on the day of.
Oil-free: Saute mushrooms and onions in water and omit the oil from the potatoes.
Nutrition is 1 of 6 serves

Nutrition

Calories: 185kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 6.1g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Sodium: 435mg, Potassium: 515mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 2770IU, Vitamin C: 7.4mg, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 2.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Vegan Shepherd's Pie - Mushroom and Lentil Shepherdless Pie with Gravy and Garlic mashed potatoes. #Vegan #Glutenfree #Recipe. Can be soy-free. #veganricha | VeganRicha.com

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Hi, I'm Richa! I create flavorful plant based recipes that are inspired by my Indian upbringing, including many gluten-free, soy-free, and oil-free options.

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53 Comments

  1. Melody says:

    5 stars
    In step 4 you say to add bbq sauce? Really? I’m going to make this today. Without bbq sauce.

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      The bbq is another name for the vegan gravy prepared with the vegan Worcestershire sauce. It makes the whole dish extra yummy and savory. Enjoy!

  2. Dr. Ronald E. Siatkowski says:

    What types of wine do you recommend to pair with the MUSHROOM LENTIL SHEPHERDLESS PIE.
    Thank you for your suggestions.
    Cheers,
    Dr. Ron

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      A dry red is a great option, like carbernet or merlot.

  3. Varsha says:

    5 stars
    This recipe was amazing! I made it for Xmas Day to bring to my sister-in -law’s house and it was a huge hit!! Like others mentioned it is time consuming so doing the prep work ahead of time won’t make it feel as exhausting (but still well worth it!). Will definitely make this again…

    PS Vegan gravy is way more flavorful than “traditional “ gravy.

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      🎄 vv Yay!

  4. Anna says:

    5 stars
    My British partner grew up eating Shepard’s Pie. He LOVES this recipe. So do I and I’m really glad I made a batch and a half. I’ll admit it took me a long time to make because I’m a slow cook. But daaaaannnnnggggg, sooooo goooooood! 10 out of 10, would recommend to a friend. Actually, I already shared a link to facebook. Vegan Richa recipes never disappoint.

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      nothing wrong with going slow, i enjoy the process

  5. Pamela Sager says:

    5 stars
    Very good flavor! I started the night before by making the lentils in the instant pot. Even though the recipe took awhile to prepare, I will make it again.

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      instant pot is such a time saveer. i’m glad that you took the time to prepare and enjoy this. – and also to leave a nice review

  6. Tom Bunten says:

    5 stars
    Awesome, my grandson had 3 helpings, ate it 3 days in a row! I never told him it was vegetarian.

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      That.. is awesome. What they don’t know….hee hee. quite a yummy trick indeed. Thanks for the 5Stars!!