Comfort food doesn’t come better than a warming plate of shepherd’s pie! This vegan shepherd’s pie recipe will feed your flock and warm their hearts.

Suitable for: Dairy-free | Vegan | Vegetarian | Egg-free

Serves: 6

Prep time: 45 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Nutritional information

Approx. nutritional information per serving:
Calories (kcal) 365
Total fat 5g
Of which saturates 1g
Total Carbohydrate 56g
Of which sugars 10g
Dietary fibre 17g
Protein 24g
Sodium   347mg
Potassium   1032mg


Difficulty: Medium

Cooking tools/equipment needed:

  • Sieve
  • Oven / hob
  • Large casserole dish
  • Kettle
  • Saucepan
  • Baking dish


  • 500g sweet potatoes
  • 100g natural soya protein mince *
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 heaped tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 tsp low-salt vegan stock powder *
  • 400g tin brown lentils * drained and rinsed
  • 100g frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp mushroom ketchup
  • 1kg potatoes
  • Green beans to serve
* Available at Holland & Barrett


Step 1
Heat the oven to 190ºC/170ºC fan/gas mark 5. Put the sweet potatoes in for about 40 minutes or until very soft. Rinse the soya mince well in a sieve and leave to drain.

Step 2
Heat the oil in a large casserole dish and add the onion, carrot, celery and garlic. Cook gently for 5 minutes then stir in the drained soya mince and rosemary. Stir for a minute then add the chopped tomatoes, tomato purée, stock powder, 300ml hot water from the kettle and the lentils. Season with black pepper and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir through the peas and mushroom ketchup.

Step 3
Meanwhile, cook the white potatoes in simmering water until tender. Drain well and steam dry over the heat. Mash, then squeeze in the sweet potato flesh and mash the two together. Season.

Step 4
Tip the filling into a baking dish and then top with the mash, roughing up the surface with a fork. Put in the oven for about 30 minutes or until golden on top and bubbling beneath. Serve with green beans.

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Last updated: 14th January 2021


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Andrea Dobronszki

Author: Andrea Dobronszki, Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate

Joined Holland & Barrett: Aug 2020

Master’s Degree in Food Science and Technology Engineering and BSc in Dietetics

Andrea started her career as a clinical dietitian and lecturer at a university hospital, managing the dietetic treatment of patients with various diseases, and giving lectures in nutrition for medical students.

Later she worked as a Product Developer at a sport nutrition company where she developed food supplements and fortified foods, and ensured that the products complied with the relevant regulations.