Vegetarian Cottage Pie
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I'm sure you've heard of the famous Cottage pie before - a comforting English dish! So, try this vegetarian cottage pie and I promise you'll be impressed!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6+
  • For the lentil filling:

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 cup crushed tomato
2 ripe tomatoes, cubed
  • 1 small sweet potato, chopped
1 tsp basil, chopped
1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup lentils
1 cup vegetable stock
  • For the mashed potatoes:
5 medium potatoes, peeled and cut in quarters
2 Tbsp vegan butter or olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp vegan cheese, grated
  1. In a skillet on medium heat, heat the olive oil and onions and saute them until translucent.
  2. Add the garlic and saute for one minute. Then add the carrots, sweet potatoes, and spring onion.
  3. Cook until the carrots are softened.
  4. Add the crushed tomato, basil, and thyme.
  5. Stir in the tomato paste.
  6. Add the diced tomatoes, lentils and vegetable soup
  7. Simmer for 20 min.
  8. Add salt, pepper, and nutritional yeast.
  9. Prepare the mashed potatoes:
  10. Boil the potatoes until soft.
  11. Discard the water.
  12. Mash the potatoes until tender, then stir in the vegan butter and vegan cheese.
  13. Pour the lentil filling into a baking dish into a layer.
  14. Spread the mashed potatoes in another layer on top of the lentils.
  15. Bake for about 20 minutes.
Recipe by Gourmandelle | Vegetarian Blog at