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    Lentil Cottage Pie

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    45 mins

    25 mins

    20 mins

    MellowMel's Note:

    This tasted just as rich and delicious as a meat shepherds pie, but it's a great deal cheaper to make with lentils. It's a fantastic budget recipe, and very popular with my children.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to hot.
    2. 2
      Boil, steam or microwave potato until tender; drain. Mash in large bowl with half of the butter.
    3. 3
      Melt remaining butter in medium-deep frying pan; cook onion and garlic, stirring, until onion softens. Add undrained tomatoes, stock, the water, paste, wine, lentils and carrot; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes; stirring occasionally.
    4. 4
      Add peas and parsley; cook, uncovered, 5 minutes. Spoon lentil mixture into shallow 1 litre ovenproof dish.
    5. 5
      Spread potato mash on top. Bake, uncovered, in hot oven 20 minutes. Stand pie 10 minutes before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 09, 2009


      Great easy recipe for a week-night. I added more garlic, 4 sliced mushies & used beans (more than 1/2 cup) instead of peas. I'll make less mash next time. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    • on February 12, 2009


      Thanks for a winner! Everyone in my household loved it. I used brown lentils instead of red, and that's just because that's what I had on hand. Never actually cooked with red lentils before. Think it'd definitely be worth taking this around for another spin to try it out. Thank you! I love cottage pie, and this was an amazing vegetarian substitute. I would happily interchange the two.

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    • on October 17, 2008


      Thanks, this was a great meal. My husband said "very tasty" and "can we have this again?" so its a keeper:-) I used sunflower oil instead of the butter, used a little Flora Buttery and semi-skimmed milk in the mash potatoes and subed bell pepper for the peas (we had the peas as a side vegetable), didn't have any red wine so left that out. Yum Yum Yummy Yum:-)

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    Nutritional Facts for Lentil Cottage Pie

    Serving Size: 1 (497 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 420.5
    Calories from Fat 83
    Total Fat 9.3 g
    Saturated Fat 5.3 g
    Cholesterol 21.3 mg
    Sodium 396.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 69.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 11.4 g
    Sugars 9.4 g
    Protein 14.8 g

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