Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

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We believe that comfort food can be both healthy and delicious - and this Irish classic is the perfect example. You can even mix it up by using a variety of your favorite vegetables.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4 servings



- 2 medium potatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground black pepper


- Cooking oil spray
- 2 cups crumbled tempeh
- 2 carrots, shredded
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 cup chopped white mushrooms
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme (or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme)
- 3 cups spinach
- 1/2 teaspoon salt



  1. Place potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Drain potatoes well. Add oil and salt and pepper to taste. Mash with a wooden spoon until smooth (some lumps can remain).

Filling (Prepare while potatoes are cooking):

  1. Heat oven to broil. Heat a heavy bottom skillet over medium heat.
  2. Coat skillet with cooking spray. Add tempeh, carrots, onion, mushrooms and thyme and cook until slightly browned, about 10 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Turn off heat. Stir spinach and salt into tempeh mixture.

To Assemble:

  1. In a 9-inch round pan or 4 individual 5 to 6 inch ramekins, place filling and cover with mashed potatoes.
  2. Cook in oven until tops of potatoes are browned, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (Per serving): Calories: 300, Total Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 2.4g, Protein: 19g, Carbohydrate: 32g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Calcium: 144mg, Dietary Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 4g, Sodium: 502mg.

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