Traditional Style Vegan Shepherd's Pie

Traditional Style Vegan Shepherd's Pie

Main Dish Savory Pies Vegetarian Pie

This is a traditional-style shepherd's pie like my Mum used to make, but completely vegan. All amounts are approximate and can be altered to your tastes!

Servings per recipe: 6
Calories per serving: 552
Preparation time: 20m
Total cooking time: 1h 15m


  • Mashed potato layer:
  • 5 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons vegan cream cheese substitute (such as Tofutti ®)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Bottom layer:
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic, minced, or more to taste
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 (14 ounce) package vegetarian ground beef substitute
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar-style soy cheese


  • 1   Place the potatoes in a pot, cover with cold water, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Turn the heat to medium-low, and boil the potatoes until tender, about 25 minutes; drain.
  • 2   Stir the vegan mayonnaise, soy milk, olive oil, vegan cream cheese, and salt into the potatoes, and mash with a potato masher until smooth and fluffy. Set the potatoes aside.
  • 3   Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C), and spray a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 4   Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir the onion, carrots, celery, frozen peas, and tomato until softened, about 10 minutes. Stir in the Italian seasoning, garlic, and pepper.
  • 5   Reduce the heat to medium-low, and crumble the vegetarian ground beef substitute into the skillet with the vegetables. Cook and stir, breaking up the meat substitute, until the mixture is hot, about 5 minutes.
  • 6   Spread the vegetarian meat substitute mixture into the bottom of the baking dish, and top with the mashed potatoes, smoothing them into an even layer. Sprinkle the potatoes with the shredded soy cheese.
  • 7   Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese is melted and slightly browned and the casserole is hot, about 20 minutes.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 24.4g 38%
    Saturated Fat 4.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg  
Sodium 1317mg 53%
Potassium 1250mg 35%
Total Carbohydrates 64.5g 21%
Dietary Fiber 6.6g 26%
Protein 20.2g 40%
Sugars 8g  
Vitamin A 3973IU  
Vitamin C 25mg  
Calcium 114mg  
Iron 5mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 4mg  
Vitamin B6 1mg  
Magnesium 74mg  
Folate 64mcg