Vegan Shepherd’s Pie – Eat Healthy for Less
Time: 2 hrs
£1.06 per serving
A warming vegan supper with porcini mushrooms, leeks, carrots, and butternut squash, topped with crispy potatoes. It’s low calorie, low fat, and perfect for when the nights draw in. Enjoy for just £1.06 per serving. Let us know if you have a go at this dish and tag us in a picture on Facebook and Instagram.
Nutritional Information: Calories 348kcals; Carbohydrates 43g; Total Fat 11g; Saturated Fat 1g; Protein 11g; Fibre 13g; Salt 0.5g.
- 1.2kg Maris Piper potatoes
- 50ml vegetable oil
- 30g dried porcini mushrooms, soak in hot water for 15 mins, tehn drained
- 2 large leeks, chopped
- 2 small onions, chopped
- 4 medium carrots, cut into small cubes
- 1 vegetable stock cube
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 tbsp tomato puree
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 small butternut squash, peeled & cut into small cubes
- 1/2 small pack oregano, thyme & sage, leaves picked and roughly chopped
- 4 celery sticks, chopped
- 400g tin chickpeas
- 300g frozen peas
- 300g frozen spinach
- 20ml olive oil
- Small pack flat-leaf parsley, chopped
Put the unpeeled potatoes in a large saucepan, cover with water, bring to a boil and simmer for 40 mins until the skins start to split. Drain and leave to cool a little.
Meanwhile, heat the vegetable oil in a large heavy-based sauté pan or flameproof casserole dish. Add the mushrooms, leeks, onions, carrots and the stock cube and cook gently for 5 mins, stirring every so often. If it starts to stick, reduce the heat and stir more frequently, scraping the bits from the bottom. The veg should be soft but not mushy.
Add the garlic, tomato purée, paprika, squash and herbs. Stir and turn the heat up a bit, cook for 3 mins, add the celery, then stir and cook for a few more mins.
Tip in the chickpeas along with the water in the can and reserved mushroom stock. Add the peas and spinach and stir well. Cook for 5 mins, stirring occasionally, then season, turn off and set aside. There should still be plenty of liquid and the veg should be bright and a little firm.
Peel the potatoes and discard the skin. Mash 200g with a fork and stir into the veg. Break the rest of the potatoes into chunks, mix with the olive oil and parsley and season.
Divide the filling into the pie dishes and top with the potatoes. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5 and bake the pies for 40-45 mins, until the top is golden and the filling is heated through. If making individual pies, check after 20 mins. Best served with tomato ketchup – as all great shepherd’s pies are.