Shepherdless Pie – perfect for vegans (and everyone else)!

Here is a great recipe for meatless Shepherd’s Pie, and if you don’t tell them… they’ll never know it’s not made with meat.

Shepherdless Pie

45 min prep / 1 hour 10 min cooking / Serves 6

You will need:


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Bring potatoes to the boil and cook until potatoes are soft, approximately 15 minutes. Drain well, place in a large mixing bowl with your choice of ‘milk’ and mash well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. While potatoes are cooking,  saute the onion and garlic in the oil on medium heat , cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add carrots, celery, bell pepper and mushrooms, cook for further 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Add a little water or extra soya or tamari sauce if necessary to prevent sticking.
  5. Add tofu and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. Place everything except the potatoes into a large mixing bowl and mix well.
  7. Now place this mixture in an 9″x13″ casserole dish.
  8. Place the mashed potato on top and gently fork over to cover the top completely.
  9. Bake until slightly golden brown and completely cooked, approximately 25 minutes.
  10. Cool for 10-15 minutes.

Serving suggestion: Serve with Mushroom Gravy (see below).

Mushroom Gravy Gravy boat filled with rich hot gravy

10 min prep / 15 min cooking

You will need:



  1. Create a Roux by placing spelt flour in a small bowl. Add 2 Tbsp olive oil and 1 Tbsp water and whisk until a thick paste is created. Set aside.
  2. Place 1 Tbsp of olive oil in a large saute pan on medium high heat.
  3. Add onion and garlic, cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add remaining ingredients except roux mixture and cook for 5 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add roux mixture and cook until gravy has a thick consistency, approximately 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

And there you have it, the best Shepherdless Pie, suitable for everyone!


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