Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie – with sweet potatoes and chickpeas; can be easily veganized by substituting butter with olive oil, milk with soy milk and omitting Parmesan cheese.
Recipe for Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie comes from a blog that is, sadly, no longer updated. What attracted me the most was sweet potato topping and chickpeas filling. I added some tomato paste and oregano to the stew, but other ingredients remained, more or less, the same.
Recipe for Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie can be easily veganized by substituting butter with olive oil, milk with soy milk and omitting Parmesan cheese.
- POTATO MIXTURE:
- 4 medium sized potatoes (1 1/2 lb ; 450 g)
- 1 sweet potato, small
- 3 Tbs butter or olive oil
- 1/4 cup milk or soy milk
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 cup chickpeas, cooked
- 1 cup peas, fresh or frozen
- 1 cup carrot, diced
- 1 tsp tomato paste
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp ground chili or paprika
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp basil
- 1/4 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp salt or to taste
- 3/4 cup water
- 2 Tbsp rolled oats
- 2 Tbsp melted butter or olive oil
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (omit if vegan)
POTATO MIXTURE: Peel potatoes and sweet potatoes. Cut into cubes and cook in water until soft. Drain the water and mash with butter or oil, milk, nutmeg and salt.
FILLING: In an oven-proof skillet, sauté onion in oil until translucent. Add garlic, chickpeas, peas, carrot, tomato paste and seasonings. Cook until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. If the mixture becomes too dry, add a few tablespoons of water.
In the end, add 3/4 cup water and 2 Tbsp rolled oats. Cook for few more minutes until thickened.
TO ASSEMBLE: Remove skillet from heat. Spread potato mixture gently over sauteed vegetables. Decorate the surface with a fork (optional). Pour melted butter (or olive oil) over it and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.
Bake in 350 F preheated the oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown on top.
Recipe source: Aubergine, Sweet & Green