Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Shepherds Pie


This dish is a simple and hearty savoury for the whole family to enjoy. It makes a large tray to serve about 8 as a main dish. Happy cooking!


2 cups green or french lentils, soaked for 2 hours and rinsed
3 cups water, may need a little more
1 large onion, diced
2 large cloves of garlic, crushed
2 carrots, finely chopped
1 cup frozen green peas
4 tsp salt
120g can tomato paste (I get Aldi Organic)
2 Tbs sweet paprika
2 Tbs dill weed

For the Mash
1 kg potatoes, 
(1 tsp salt and about 1 cup water for boiling potatoes)
¼ cup olive oil
1 cup rice milk
1 tsp salt


  • Cook lentils in water until soft
  • Also put potatoes on to cook in water and 1 tsp salt

While lentils are cooking...
  • Fry onion in a little olive oil until soft
  • Add garlic, dill weed and paprika and stir through for about 1 minute

  • Add carrot and stir for a further couple of minutes
  • Add frozen peas, tomato paste, salt and a little water and simmer until lentils are ready
  • Add lentils and stir well. Allow to simmer while preparing mashed potato

  • Mash potatoes, adding salt, olive oil and rice milk.
  • Then pour lentil mix into a large baking tray.

  • Scoop mashed potato on top and smooth out
  • Garnish with a sprinkle of paprika and dill weed and a drizzle of olive oil

  • Bake in oven at 200 degrees Celsius for about 30 minutes, until golden on top.

This dish is easiest to serve after sitting for a few minutes to cool a little.

"O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days."  Psalms 90:14

Posted By: Natasha Mansour

1 comment:

  1. I made this recipe and posted about it on my recipe blog: http://rebekah-recipes.blogspot.com.au/ With a link to this page :)

    It was delicious, but I did make a few minor changes!


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