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Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

4 medium potatoes, diced
2 Tbsp. margarine
1/4 cup soy milk or liquid nondairy creamer
Salt, garlic powder, and pepper, to taste
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
12 oz. vegan ground beef-style crumbles or cooked lentils
1 1/4 cups vegan gravy of your choice
1 6-oz. can mixed peas and carrots, drained
Paprika, for garnish (optional)

  • Boil the potatoes for 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain and mash with the margarine and soy milk or nondairy creamer. Season with salt and pepper.
  • In a medium pan, sauté the onion in the oil until translucent.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the cooked onions, vegan beef crumbles or lentils, mushroom gravy, peas and carrots, and spices. Pour into a pie pan. Top the crumble mixture with the potatoes, spreading to the edges.
  • Bake in a 350°F oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until the potatoes are browned and the crumble mixture bubbles out the edges.
Makes 6 to 9 servings
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  • Kate says:

    Use seitan instead of crumbles for a chunker mix. Fresh carrots and peas from Trader Joe’s and rosemary and thyme make this tastier? I forgot to add the gravy once and didn’t miss it.

  • Shmash says:

    Instead of faux meat, try lentils in this recipe, so delicious and full of nutrients!

  • Melinda says:

    For mock ground beef, I only like Morningstar Farms Griller’s Recipe Crumbles. It is great in tacos also.

  • Lacy says:

    Last year I just adapted a traditional Irish recipe to be meatless, so if you don’t like gravy or don’t want to use it, try simmering your veggies in 1/2c red wine (doesn’t have to be fancy, I used Sangria) and it gives it bit of pizazz!

  • ToLoveandToWork says:

    I made mine today. It’s good but not great. I forgot to add cayenne pepper too. I think that the recipe needs more flavor and wonder what I could do to achieve that. Next time I’ll buy pickles to eat it with. Otherwise, it’s a quick and simple dish, which I always appreciate in recipes.

  • kitkat says:

    I used tvp mince which works great in a good sauce! i also use loooads of herbs ^^ my boyfriend loves it too!

  • Jade Simpson says:

    I think there is a big movement of people turning vegan after the footage of how they torture animals at abbatoirs, animal testing, poultry farms, etc. Who else thinks that too?

  • May says:

    My husband who is a huge meat and potatoes fan LOVED this meal. He is not open to vege meat options yet he didn’t even notice it in the shepherds pie.

  • Sue Dykhuis says:

    I don’t like the Yves Veggie Cuisine Ground Round. I use chopped mixed mushrooms [oyster, cafe, cremini, portobello and shiitake, all available major food supermarkets] and lightly sauté in canola oil with freshly minced garlic and a wee bit of mild onion (don’t like much onion in anything). I put garlic in last and do not let it brown.

  • Carly says:

    i am thinking of becoming veg and is very happy to find such a great website with healthy and yummy recipes! The person that says when ur veg all u eat is salad they need to see this awesome website!

  • Katie A says:

    This recipe looks so good! But if you live at school like myself with limited cooking appliances Amy’s Shepherds Pie is a really good alternative. I like to put a little bit of vegan margarine on it too :)

  • Sal says:

    This is veggie comfort food! I didn’t put in the entire can of gravy – it just seemed like it would be too runny, so I used about half the can. (Since it came out so good I stashed the remainder of the gravy in the freezer for a future batch!) Because my family isn’t all that fond of the peas & carrot mix, we used just the crumbles cooked with onion and gravy as a layer over some canned corn and topped it with the mashed potatoes. Very yummy stuff!

  • Ashley-P says:

    Hey Jamie, this recipe calls for Campbell’s Mushroom Gravy not Cream of Mushroom. Hope that helps!

  • Jamie says:

    Campbell’s does contain cream (milk) whey. Still in search of a totally vegan cream of mushroom soup. Anyone know of any?

  • helga mclaren says:

    Just made this recipe …very yummy! There is beef in the powder McCormick mushroom gravy! So I stuck w/ campbells that didn’t list any animal product.

  • helga mclaren says:

    Just made this recipe …very yummy! There is beef in the powder McCormick mushroom gravy! So I stuck w/ campbells that didn’t list any animal product.

  • SUNNY says:

    Careful with the Campbell’s Mushroom Soup/Gravy. Some contain Beef Broth. Got to read those labels.
    This was a hearty filling dish for a cold rainy night. Thanks.

  • Deanne O says:

    Delicious! The only thing I changed was I used a frozen mixed veggies as opposed to juts peas and carrots. It is amazingly tasty and very satisfying. My boyfriend even enjoyed it!

  • Kate says:

    Here’s the recipe I always use for Shepard’s Pie! The only thing I substitute is McCormick Mushroom package gravy mix instead of Campbells Mushroom Gravy. Also turn oven to broil for last 5-7 min. Enjoy!