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Lentil and Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

  • 6 Serves
  • 15 minutes
  • 40 minutes

This vegetarian version of the traditional meaty dish will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Comfort food at its best!



6 Serves*
1 brown onion, chopped
1 tsp garlic, crushed
1/2 cup carrot, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
2 cups mushroom, chopped
400 g no added salt canned lentils, rinsed and drained
400 g canned diced tomatoes
2 portions of frozen spinach, thawed
extra virgin olive oil, for cooking
1 large sweet potato, peeled and sliced
40 g butter
1/2 cup light tasty cheese
*Serving size calculator is approximate, feel free to adjust by adding a pinch here and there as needed


  1. In a heavy based saucepan over medium heat, drizzle olive oil and saute the onions, garlic, carrots, and celery for 5-6 minutes until softened. Add the mushrooms, lentils, canned tomatoes and ½ cup of water. Bring to a simmer and cook until sauce has reduced slightly and flavours have infused. Stir through the spinach at the end, to wilt. Take off heat and set aside.
  2. Place sweet potatoes in a steamer, and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Process sweet potatoes in a blender with butter until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and incorporate the cheese into it.
  3. Transfer lentil mixture to a baking dish, top with the sweet potato mash spreading it evenly.
  4. Place in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes until the tops are golden.

More about this recipe

Nutrition per serve:
Calories 187.11kcal/ 782.86kJ
Total Fat 8.19g
Carbs 18.93g
Sugars 2.98g
Protein 9.36g
Sodium 201.02mg
Fibre 5.94g

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