DH loved this! I made it twice in a week using seitan instead of beans and plan to make it frequently. Although I used the veggies specified, that's only because I had them in the freezer. I expect to change up the vegetable mixture as summer veggies start arriving in my CSA share.
Wonderful! I made my normal mashed potatoes so didn't use the soy milk as we aren't vegan. I used some different veggies...summer squash, zucchini, kale, spinach, frozen peas and carrots, canned green beans, a 1/4 of a left over eggplant, and the kidney beans. This is a great recipe as you really could use any veg you want or happen to have. I loved the thyme and sage (DH hates rosemary) and also added a little seasoned salt but you could also use any herbs you like. I think Some Italian herbs with a layer of cheese between the potato and the veg and bread crumbs on top then browned would be a great variation. You really could do so much with this simple recipe. The kids LOVED it too and we enjoyed the leftovers for lunch today.
I'm glad you didn't make it private!!! :) Good stuff!
Wow, I LOVED this. Seriously yummy, seriously healthy...what's not to love? DS and DH, however, were less enthusiastic, which is why only 4 stars. The portions for this are HUGE, which is great for dieters or big appetites. I'm used to shepherd's pie with a hint of mashed potatoes; this one had a serious layer! I used lentils instead of kidney beans, and since they were going to simmer a while I only pre-cooked them for about 10 minutes prior to adding to the skillet. I also used kale instead of spinach because I had some around, and since it takes longer to cook I added it 5 minutes before the end of the long simmer. Thanks for posting this--it is absolutely a winner. Made for Veg*n Swap #7.
An easy change of pace kind of recipe that goes together quickly and makes good use of those veggies. At our house this would make for a good side rather then the main dish. New side dish recipe into my cookbook! Thank you Jess.
I loved this dish more than DD. It's quite easy to throw together making it a great week night meal. I used frozen green beans and yukon gold potatoes. Made for 123 Hit Wonders.
I love a good vegan recipe to throw into the mix and this one was fabulous! My family of meat eaters really enjoyed it and asked that I make it again. I followed the recipe exactly as posted. Thanks so much!
I love this recipe, but then again I wrote it and took the photos. See the original at my blog: http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2008/05/skillet-gardeners-pie.html