Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

I love shepherd's pie, but I no longer eat red meat. I came up with this to fulfill my comfort food craving. It is vegetarian and vegan. Fiance and male guest both loved it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Boil potatoes and parsnips until tender. Drain. Using a potato masher, mash potatoes and parsnips. Add soymilk, garlic, butter and mash until smooth. Salt and pepper to taste. Set topping aside.
  3. Heat oil in a medium-large pan. Add onion and carrot to pan and cook on medium heat until onions are soft. Add mushrooms and meat substitute and sauté for 4 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl slowly mix the flour into the vegetable stock. Add vegetable stock mixture and peas to pan.
  5. Mix in Worcestershire, sage, red pepper. Cook down to a gravy like consistency. Pepper to taste.
  6. Transfer filling to a oven proof dish, spread the potato parsnip mash over it.
  7. Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes.
Most Helpful

Tasty vegetarian meal! I didn't make this vegan (but did keep it vegetarian) and I used the equivalent amount of chopped up mushrooms instead of the soy crumbles. The worcestershire sauce gave this a nice hearty flavor and I did like the parsnips too. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Made for Spring Pick-A-Chef 2013

loof April 17, 2013

I only used 1 lb of parsnips and they were still overwhelming, I dont think i am used to the flavor. Over all this was very good and healthy. We ate leftovers with Ketchup on top and that was really good.

Student Cook January 05, 2008