Vegetarian Shepard’s Pie

I don’t believe I ever quite thought about how much I enjoy cooking with potatoes. There is just so much you can do with them. One potato- based meal I’ve been dying to attempt is Shepard’s pie…And that is what has gotten me here. As always, I looked up quite a few recipes,got the idea of it and just went for it. This is a vegetarian version of Shepard’s pie, but I’m sure I’ll eventually make a meat version and post it on here. Until then, please enjoy this veggie-rich meal.

Start off by putting 3 lbs of potatoes into a pot of water and turning on the heat to high, to boil.

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Meanwhile, begin cutting up your endless vegetables. Chop up a medium onion…


2 carrots…

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2 stalks of celery…

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3 large mushrooms and any other veggie you’d like in there.

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Add in a tablespoon of garlic.

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Pour a tablespoon of oil into the pan and put the heat on medium, stirring.

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Check on your potatoes. When the water is boiling, they will cook until tender,around 20 minutes. Back to the veggies, add in a can of stewed tomatoes,and turn down the heat.

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Add in 1-2 teaspoons of chili powder and stir.

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Simmer until the potatoes are done, drained and slightly cooled. Then,spread all of the veggie mixture into the bottom of a casserole dish.

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Set aside. Returning back to the drained potatoes, boil 2/3 cup of milk.

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Transfer the potatoes to a bowl and begin mashing.

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When the milk is boiling, pour over potatoes and finish mashing them. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.

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Stir in 1/2 cup cheese (I used shredded).

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Spread potatoes on top and sprinkle with cheese and decorate with parsley if desired. Bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted at 350*

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vegetarian shepards pie recipe



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