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Picture this: a warm and cozy sweet potato shepherd’s pie casserole, packed full of delicious veggies and topped with fluffy mashed potatoes. Sounds pretty good, right? But what if we told you that you could make this comforting dish vegan? Yes, it’s true! This vegan sweet potato shepherd’s pie is just as tasty as the original – if not better.

 

This recipe is perfect for the fall season and a perfect time to cozy up with a big bowl of shepherd’s pie, and they are also ideal for Thanksgiving day and the winter season. Trust us, you’re going to want to add this one to your weekly rotation and you will love this shepherd’s pie.

 

There are so many different vegan shepherd’s pie recipes out there, but this is one of my favorites! Plus, they are easy to make with a few required ingredients. So go ahead and give it a try – you won’t be disappointed!

 

Reasons You Will Love Vegan Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

 

If you’re thinking about going vegan, or are already on the vegan journey, you may be wondering what classic comfort foods you’ll have to give up. Well, never fear! This vegan version of shepherd’s pie is so hearty, filling, and delicious that you won’t even miss the meat. Here are five reasons why you will love this plant-based twist on a classic favorite.

1. Sweet potatoes. One of the best things about this dish is the combination of sweet and savory flavors. The sweet potatoes provide a lovely sweetness that balances out the savory elements perfectly. Plus, they’re packed with nutrients like fiber, vitamins A and C, and potassium.

2. It’s hearty and filling. This shepherd’s pie is perfect for a winter meal because it’s so filling and warming. The lentils and vegetables provide plenty of protein and fiber, while the potatoes add some starchy goodness. You’ll definitely be satisfied after a big bowl of this Pie.

3. It’s easily customizable. Don’t like carrots? Leave them out! prefer kale to peas? Swap them in! This recipe is very flexible, so feel free to make it your own.

4. It’s budget-friendly. Another great thing about this recipe is that it’s very affordable to make. Lentils are inexpensive, as are most of the other ingredients. So, if you’re looking for a meal that won’t break the bank, this is it!

5. It’s easy to make ahead of time. This recipe can easily be made ahead of time and reheated when you’re ready to eat it. Simply prepare the pie according to instructions and then store it in the fridge or freezer until you’re ready to enjoy it!

 

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vegan version of shepherd’s pie

 

What’s in the pie?

 

This vegan sweet potato requires basic plant-based ingredients. Below are the ingredients that you will need to add to your shopping bag! So go ahead to your favorite grocery store and grab the ingredients.

 

You will need, red wine, thyme, rosemary, garlic powder, cauliflower, mushroom, onions, carrots, celery, flour, tamari, tomato paste, water, lentils, peas, sweet potato, nutmeg, black pepper, and kosher salt.

 

There’s no need to substitute the ingredients as they are completely plant-based. But fear not! You can add more vegetables if you want. To make this gluten-free look for certified gluten-free flour.

 

Make this hearty and satisfying shepherd’s pie!

 

This shepherd’s pie is one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. It reminds me of home, it’s cozy and warm, and always hit the spot. But since I’m vegan, I can’t exactly enjoy the traditional version of this dish. Or can I? Turns out, it’s actually pretty easy to make a vegan version of shepherd’s pie that is just as delicious as the original. Here’s how to do it!

 

To make the filling: 
  1. Prepare the baking dish with peas.
  2. In a large pot over medium heat, add the red wine, rosemary, thyme, garlic powder, mushroom, and cauliflower. Cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Then add the onions, celery, and, sweet potato, carrots, and cook for another 4 minutes. After that, reduce the heat, then add the tamari, flour, tomato paste, and 2 tbsp of water.
  4. Combine the lentils and a few amounts of water. Stir to combine, and remove from the heat.
  5. In a baking dish, transfer the mixture and spread.

 

To make the toppings:
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, boil the sweet potatoes until soft.
  3. Using a fork, mash the sweet potatoes with thyme, nutmeg, tamari, and black pepper.
  4. On a prepared baking dish with peas, top and spread the mashed sweet potato using a spatula.
  5. Let it sit for 10 minutes until the filling and topping stick together. Serve!

 

Just how they do it! They are easy to make and this sweet potato shepherd’s pie is a staple in any vegan household and for good reason! They can be used in so many different dishes, from breakfast to dinner!

 

Looking for more vegan fall recipes to add to your vegan diet?

 

Well, satisfy your tastebuds with our healthy and delicious: Mini Pumpkins Cream Puffs, Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta Recipe, Vegan Maple Pumpkin Overnight Oats, Vegan Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, Apple Cranberry Crisp, Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta Recipe, Butternut Squash Pancakes, 20-minute Pumpkin Soup, Air fryer Cinnamon Rolls, Delicious Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe, Pumpkin Spice Fudge, Sweet Potato Pie Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting, Autumn Salad, Apple Cinnamon Waffles, Autumn Pizza with Vegan Gouda Cheese, Pumpkin Spice Fudge, Delicious Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe, Vegan Butternut Squash Curry with Chickpeas,  Teriyaki Tofu-Tempeh Casserole, Butternut Squash White Bean Kale Stew, and Vegan Spaghetti Squash with Marinara Sauce. They are completely plant-based and ideal for your vegan meal.

 

If you enjoy them share your experience and photos with us. And if you have any questions about this sweet potato shepherd’s pie feel free to comment below.

 

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This is a fantastic comfort food dish that will gonna enjoyed by everyone! Anytime they need a warm and cozy meal share this recipe with them.

 

Classic vegan version!

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Vegan Sweet Potato Sheperd's Pie

This is one of the many amazing vegan dishes that you can make. This dish is perfect for a winter meal and fall season, but it's so good that you'll want to enjoy it all year round! The best part is that it's really easy to make, so even if you're not a skilled chef, you'll be able to create this deliciousness in your own kitchen.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course casserole, dinner
Cuisine Vegan
Calories 2881 kcal

Ingredients
  

Plant-based ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp red wine
  • 1 tsp thyme dried
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary dried
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups mushrooms white button
  • 3 cups cauliflower
  • 1 cup onions finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour or look for certifed gluten-free flour
  • 3 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce vegan
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 8 oz. water add more, if needed
  • 2 1/2 cups lentils cooked
  • 2-3 cups green peas frozen, thawed
  • 3 cups sweet potato 2 cups for mash, 1 cup for cubes
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves chopped, fresh
  • nutmeg freshly grated
  • black pepper to taste, freshly ground
  • kosher salt to taste

Instructions
 

To make the filling: 

  • Prepare the baking dish with peas.
  • In a large pot over medium heat, add the red wine, rosemary, thyme, garlic powder, mushrooms, and cauliflower. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Then add the onions, celery, sweet potato, carrots, and cook for another 4 minutes. After that, reduce the heat, then add the tamari, flour, tomato paste, and 2 tbsp of water.
  • Combine the lentils and a few tablespoons of water. Stir to combine, and remove the pan from the heat.
  • In a prepared baking dish, transfer the mixture and spread it evenly.

To make the toppings:

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, boil the sweet potatoes until soft.
  • Using a fork, mash the sweet potatoes with thyme, nutmeg, tamari, and black pepper.
  • On a prepared baking dish with peas, top and spread the mashed sweet potato using a spatula. Baked for 15 minutes.
  • Or let it sit for 10 minutes until the filling and topping stick together. Serve!
Keyword meatless, pie, plant-based, sheperds pie, sweet potato, vegan, vegetarian meal

 

For More Vegan Recipes

 

The vegan recipes I’ve suggested below are all vegan and made entirely of plant-based ingredients. They are also an excellent addition to any vegan meal. Non-vegetarians will enjoy these as well!

 

  1. Hearty Chickpea Veggie Stew Recipe
  2. Split Pea Soup with Cauliflower
  3. Malaysian Curry; Masak Percik
  4. Bread and Butter Pudding
  5. Vegan Zeppole

 

To Wrap It All Up

 

Shepherd’s pie is classic comfort food and this vegan version is just as delicious, if not more so than the original. The sweet potato topping is creamy and satisfying while the lentil and vegetable filling provides plenty of protein and fiber. This recipe is sure to become a family favorite!

 

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