If you are after a lighter version of classic shepherd's pie, here I am with my easy, healthy shepherd's pie recipe. It's made with lentils, mushrooms, tomatoes and of course loads of love. Budget food at its best!
This light yet still hearty dish is loaded with hearty mushrooms, lentil, tomatoes and topped up with crispy crushed white baby potatoes. It's packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and a good amount of protein too, so get your apron ready and let's get cooking.
I promise you this is the ultimate no fuss recipe. You don't have to peel or mash the potatoes, you make it all in one pot and then simply pop under a grill and that's it. Awesome! Most of all there is almost no washing up to do afterwards. Win, win!
This a true family favourite in our house! Even the fussy teenager likes it and doesn't even notice there is no the meat in it at all. If you aren't a huge fan of white potatoes, swap these either for sweet potatoes, butternut squash or even pumpkins! I know summer is all about salads, smoothies and wraps, but I am often left hungry and begging for something a bit more filling .
Naturally, this recipe is vegetarian and what’s even better is that it’s vegan, dairy free and gluten free too. It’s also budget friendly because mushrooms, potatoes and lentils are not expensive, especially when bought in bulk. You can cheat and buy ready-to-eat lentils to speed up the process... and btw eating more legumes (like lentils) has been shown in studies to reduce heart disease risk, so this shepherd's pie is definitely recioe to make minimum once a month.
Here's the easy healthy shepherd's pie recipe
Boom! There you have it. Easy, healthy shepherd's pie recipe which is rammed with good -for-you stuff and tastes great too! If you are after more light yet filling recipes try my Aubergine Lasagna. It rocks. As does this dairy free quinoa risotto. Make sure you pin this recipe up for later!