Course Entrees
Difficulty Easy
Pulse Type Lentils
Specialty Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

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Lentil Shepherds Pie

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 2 medium sweet potato
  • 2 tbsp butter, unsalted
  • 1 1/2 cups lentils, rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen vegetables, mixed
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • salt and pepper


  • Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees. Chop the sweet potatoes into 1 inch pieces. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil over high heat and add the sweet potatoes. Cook until they are easily pierced with a fork, about 20 minutes.
  • Drain the water and use a fork to mash the potatoes. When they are almost completely mashed, add the butter and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Continue mashing until smooth.
  • In a sauce pan, combine the lentils, frozen vegetables and broth. Cover and cook for 20 minutes, until lentils are cooked and liquid has reduced by about 50 percent. Add 2 tbsp of sweet potato to the pot and stir to thicken the mixture.
  • Grease an 8x8 baking pan and spoon the lentil mixture in. Spread the potatoes over the top to cover the lentils, then bake for 20 minutes.
  • Cool slightly before serving.


This recipe is part of a 5 Meals with 5 Ingredients weekly meal plan. Get the ingredient list here.