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Lentil Shepherds Pie - 493 calories per serving

Lentil Shepherds Pie - 493 calories per serving

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A lovely treat tonight - my daughter who's home from University for Easter cooked one of her quick and minimal effort required "poor student" meals. I thought I'd share it with you! It is a vegan/vegetarian meal with butter and milk removed from the potatoes and substituting the chicken stock for vegetable (we'd run out!)

Lentil Shepherds pie

Preparation Time: 10 mins

Cooking Time: 1 hr

Serves: 4

Calories per serving: 493.8


Olive Oil-15ml


Mixed frozen Vegetables, Carrots, Peas, Green Beans & Sweetcorn-540g

Red Lentils, Dried-200g

Chicken Stock Pot,-1 Stock Pot

Butter, Salted-21g

Milk, Semi Skimmed-41ml

Potatoes, Raw,-900g

Garlic, Raw-2 Cloves/6g

Thyme, Dried-1 Tsp/1g


Peel and chop onion and peel and finely chop garlic. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees. Mix the stock pot with one litre of boiling water. Peel the potatoes, cut into even sized pieces, cover in boiling water and cook for about 20 minutes until softened.


Pour the oil into an oven-proof/stove top casserole dish, heat over a medium heat.

Add the onions, fry gently for about 3-4 minutes, then add the garlic. The onions should remain translucent and not be allowed to brown. Continue to cook for 5-6 minutes.

Add the lentils, herbs and stock. Stir until combined. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and cook at a simmer for 10 minutes.

Add the frozen vegetables, stir. Allow to cook for a further 15 minutes, covered. Check and add further water if required.

In the meantime, once the potatoes are cooked, drain thoroughly with a colander and return to the saucepan. Add the butter and milk and mash until lump free and creamy.

Remove the lentil mixture from the heat, top with the mashed potato. Level out and fluff up the top with a fork.

Place into the oven for 30 - 40 minutes until nicely browned.

Serve with a vegetable gravy.

Nutrition Data Per Serving

Calories (kcal)493.8

Carbohydrate (g)77.0

Fat (g)10.4

Fibre (g)11.3

Fruit & Veg2.5

Protein (g)21.5

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I had your cod and chorizo etc last night - loved it! :) :)

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OOhhh glad you enjoyed it! Amazing combination of flavours.

There is another recipe I can recommend using cod. I've made this a few times:



Looks good, thanks :)

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That looks nice, Pineapple, another recipe for me to try. I might even get the OH to make it as he's a far better cook than me!

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If my daughter can make this.... any one can! :D


Pleased to see your meals back 😉

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Thank you I'm going to try this - I've got 2 vegetarians in my house now and it's hard to come up with ideas!

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Wonderful recipe from your fabulous daughter😊

Thank you so much for sharing 💜💛

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Thank you so much. Just what I need and was looking for, recipes that are easy, healthy and seemingly very satisfying.


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