Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

A delicious meat-free take on a shepherd's pie from VegNews. We really enjoy this - nice and filling with plenty of flavor. I have successfully subbed in lentils for the veggie crumbles before - I just prepare 3/4 cup dried lentils according to package directions and proceed from there with the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Potato Topping: Bring potatoes to a boil in a large pot of water until soft enough to mash, about 20-30 minutes. When ready, drain and mash with milk. Season to taste with salt and pepper. While the potatoes are boiling, you can prep the gravy and filling.
  2. Gravy: Prepare the gravy in a small saucepan. Bring the broth, tamari soy sauce, thyme, salt and pepper to a boil. Reduce heat and stir in the cornstarch water mixture. When sauce thickens (about 2 minutes), stir in milk. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  3. Filling: Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and carrot and cook until softened, about 7 minutes. Add veggie crumbles, gravy, peas, tamari soy sauce, thyme, salt and pepper, and mix well. Remove from heat.
  4. Pie: Preheat oven to 350°F Prepare the pie by lightly greasing a baking dish. Place filling in the bottom and spread the mashed potatoes in a layer over the top. Drizzle remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the top. Bake for 30 minutes, or until filling is hot and potatoes are golden.
Most Helpful

I made this with the lentil option, and absolutely loved it! I even did it without any added oil and it didn't lack any flavor at all. In fact, just the opposite -- it was full of hearty, deliciousness! So easy to make, this one is a keeper!

Wish I Could Cook October 14, 2012

Really really good! I loved the flavor of the thyme in this. I used the veggie crumbles (TVP) and replaced the carrot with mushrooms since my hubby hates them, then I added a top layer of shredded cheddar cheese, like my grandma used to. And it came out delicious! Hubby loved it, and we ate a bunch, even still we have leftovers! Thanks for posting! Made for ZWT8.

AlainaF August 23, 2012

Loved it. Very good savory flavor with great gravy. The lentils add great texture and flavor too.

Onehornedone July 28, 2012