Vegetarian Mushroom Shepherd's Pie - With Vegan Version

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 40 mins

This dish is an absolutely must-try for all of you vegans/vegetarians who sometimes miss the taste of meat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel the potatoes and put them in a large pot filled with water. Boil them until they're tender. Mash them and let them cool for a while.
  2. Chop the mushrooms, carrot and red bell pepper. Add them into your food processor and pulse until all ingredients are well mixed together.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp of sunflower oil in a large skillet. Add the mixture above, diced onions, chopped dill and parsley, soy granules, eggs ( or egg substitutes + dry yeast flakes) and spices. Sauté for 10 minutes.
  4. * I added the soy granules without boiling them because the mushrooms contain a lot of water and these soy granules will absorb all excess water.
  5. Put some parchment paper on the bottom of a casserole. Divide the mashed potatoes in two. Place the first half in the casserole and spread it with a spatula. Add the filling. Place over the other half of mashed potatoes.
  6. Heat your oven at 392Ëš. Put the casserole in the oven. Cook for 40 minutes.
  7. Don't serve immediately. Let it cool for at least half an hour.
  8. *Textured soy protein substitute: Use 1,5-2kg of mushrooms instead of just 1kg. Add 3-4 tbsp of breadcrumbs(optional). I used soy granules only for economical purposes.


Most Helpful

As it was coooking, the casserole smelled out of this world. But, the potatoes were flavorless and the filling was kind of mushy but flavorful. If I make this again, I will make my mashed potatoes with some margarine and green onions and I'll let the dish stand longer after cooking to firm-up.

Marsha Mazz February 04, 2012

YUM! This is one of the heartiest vegetarian recipes I've ever made! I converted the measurements to American units and adjusted the amounts. See my blog post for details:
I also added margarine and soy milk to the potatoes and soy sauce to the filling.
Thank you for posting this; I loved loved loved it!

Prose February 04, 2012

I added butter & green onions to potatoes. Veggie mix smelled good when processing and great when cooking. 10 before baking was complete I added shredded cheddar cheese on top. Then I served with a dollop of sour cream on top, a little hot sauce set this recipe off the charts. My whole family loved it, kids too. I am the only aspiring vegetarian in my family, so for them to all like this recipe is stellar. We'll definitely remake this one.

patrick January 22, 2017

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