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Meat Eating Husbands Love This Shepard's Pie

What you need: 

4-5 russet potatoes, peeled
nondairy milk, to taste
vegan butter, to taste
salt and pepper, to taste
sprinkle garlic powder
2 teaspoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
1 head broccoli, chopped or grated, stems and all
2 carrots, chopped or grated
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 cup mushroom or vegetable broth
3/4 cup plain nondairy milk (I use soy)
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon flour
nonstick spray
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
2 handfuls French fried onions

What you do: 

1. Bake potatoes in oven or microwave. Mash cooked potatoes with as much milk as you need and lots of vegan buttery spread to make them nice and creamy. Add some salt and pepper and a sprinkle of garlic powder.
2. Heat the oil in a large pan and saute the garlic and onion over medium heat until soft and translucent. Add the broccoli, carrots, mushrooms and celery and cook until veggies start to wilt. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
3. Add the broth and 3/4 cup milk along with the cornstarch and flour. Let the mixture come to a boil, stirring frequently. Sauce will thicken up a bit. Season with salt and pepper if you need to. When all the vegetables are cooked, remove from heat.
4. Spray an 8"x8" baking dish with nonstick oil spray and spoon the vegetable mixture onto the bottom. Cover with the potatoes and smooth them down. Sprinkle the top with nutritional yeast and French fried onions. Heat in oven for 10 minutes or so until top is slightly firm and onions are browned.
Serve with garlic toast or fresh bread. Enjoy!
Another way to prepare this is to spread half the potatoes on the bottom of the dish, add the veggies on top, then spread the remaining potatoes on top of the veggies. Either way it is delicious!
Source of recipe: I got a version of this recipe from my friend Becky. I've altered it a bit to my own tastes. Her meat eating husband loves it so I figured mine will too. Made it last night and got many compliments from my husband!

Preparation Time: 
30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
6
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Turned out well!  Maybe I my veggies had too much water in them, but my sauce didn't thicken up as much as i wanted.  Will try to use a little more cornstarch next time! 

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This turned out really well.  I added roasted garlic to the mashed potatoes (I used red potatoes) and added some homemade seitan.  This dish was delicious.  I've never tried traditional shepard's pie, so I can't judge it as a replacement, but I thought the meal was solid.  I will be making this one again.  Thank you.

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Yummy!

I cheated the second time and used three packages of instant potatoes, still turned out great.  :)

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This recipe definitely lives up to its name! I added a can of kidney beans to round out the meal in terms of protein, and it was excellent.  Next time I will probably also add some corn, and maybe TVP.

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I made this dish yesterday and it was excellent.Hubby loves it and wants to have it again. Definitely a winner!

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Wow! This was great. My husband made it for me in one of his everlasting attemptes to vegetarian-ize me. He definately won the battle, even if he's not winning the war!

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ok, this rocks. We aren't even vegan, but my son has a hardcore dairy allergy and I'm sick of cooking two meals, one for us and one for him. A girlfriend stopped by while this was cooking and had a piece with me and she loved it. She's not vegan either! hahaha!

Highly, highly suggest this recipe.

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Excellent! I am a beginner vegetarian - but this recipe works for anyone.  I added fake crumbly meat from Trader Joes and it was great!

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So delicious!!!  I used sliced portobellos and extra mashed potatoes to fill a 13 x 9 casserole, and added a little pepper, savory, thyme, and sweet basil and it was a complete hit!  (And my husband loved it too!) 350 degrees was plenty to brown the onions.  Thanks, this is going to be a favorite of ours for a long time!!!

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i made this for dinner last night, and it was amazing!!! even my meat-eating boyfriend loved it! Next time i make it i'm going to add somemore veggies.

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