Shepherd’s pie is typically made with lamb and vegetables, topped with mashed white potatoes. This vegetarian version uses lentils (green or brown) for the protein, spinach or kale as the vegetable and sweet potatoes as the topping, which all work very well together in this colorful, flavorful and complete meal-in-one-dish. If desired, top with cheese, or use non-dairy ingredients and skip the cheese. We’ve tried it both ways and it received a thumbs up each time!
It’s pretty both ways! This “pie” is warming and mildly spicy. We serve it it with some hot sauce on the side, for those who want things really hot.
Our recipe uses the Finite Foodie’s essentials of one large saucepan and one large skillet. If you have two medium to large saucepans, feel free to use both instead of the skillet, as noted in the recipe.