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Lentil Shepherd Pie

What you need: 

4 medium potatoes, chopped
olive oil, as needed
1 medium sized yellow onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, sliced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 cups cooked lentils
8 ounces tomato sauce
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
basil, to taste
oregano, to taste
parsley, to taste

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Boil potatoes until tender. Saute onion, celery, and garlic in a little olive oil.
2. Add lentils and tomato sauce and cook 15 minutes. Mash potatoes. Pour lentil mixture into a baking pan and cover with mashed potatoes.
3. Sprinkle nutritional yeast on top of potatoes. Top with spices. Delicious!

Preparation Time: 
45 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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I found the instructions to this a wee bit confusing. The lentils need to be cooked for 30 mins, and you forgot to add the bake time. 

I used leftover spaghetti sauce instead of tomato, and added water because the sauce wasn't enough to cook the lentils. When I popped it in the oven, I added leftover chunks of feta in the potato, and sprinkled with parmesan cheese. Otherwise it's very tasty!


Thanks for the recipe! I had ran out of nutritional yeast, so I grated some vegan cheese on top instead. Quite tasty! Served 2.


I just made this for Thanksgiving dinner.. wow! I LOVE it. It has got to be one of the best recipes I've ever made from this site. I used all the herbs suggested and it was just fantastic. I will make this again, thats for sure.


Good base, but needs lots more spice.
Once you add some jazz to this, it's wonderful and tasty!


i just made this and i am very impressed with this recipe! i added zucchini and corn to the onions, and i chopped a bunch of fresh basil, fresh thyme and fresh oregano and put it in with the tomato/lentil/veggie mixture. excellent!


I tried this recipe for a thanksgiving dinner and just found it to be unsatisfying.  I added the carrots as suggested by others, but found the recipe to be far too much lentil and not enough taste.  I think my main complaint is that it is simply a little boring. 

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