Lentil Shepherd's Pie

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Lentil Shepherd's PieRecipe

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas


The bulgur releases just enough starch to bind the lentil- and mushroom-packed filling together. The skin of the potato contains about half the total fiber; we love the rustic edge and earthiness it adds to our creamy tater topper.

Serves 8


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2 pounds medium red potatoes, halved
3/4 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
2 ounces grated Parmesan cheese (about 1/2 cup)
1 cup chopped onion
4 garlic cloves, minced
12 ounces chopped cremini mushrooms
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
2 1/2 cups [SUB_RECIPE_LINK {cooked lentils (from A Perfect Pot of Lentils recipe)} {149712}]
1/2 cup uncooked bulgur
3/4 cup unsalted vegetable stock
1/2 cup dry red wine
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup frozen green peas
Cooking spray
1/3 cup chopped fresh chives


Active: 30 Minutes
Total: 1 Hours

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Place potatoes in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil over high. Reduce heat; simmer 20 minutes or until tender. Drain.

3. Return potatoes to saucepan. Add milk, 2 tablespoons oil, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and cheese; mash to desired consistency.

4. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a Dutch oven over medium. Add onion and garlic; cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add mushrooms and thyme, sauté 10 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Add lentils, bulgur, stock, wine, soy sauce, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Simmer 15 minutes or until thickened. Stir in green peas.

5. Spoon lentil mixture into a 13- x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray; top with mashed potato mixture. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle evenly with chives.

Created date

August 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 348
Fat 10 g
Satfat 2.4 g
Monofat 5.6 g
Polyfat 1.1 g
Protein 15 g
Carbohydrate 50 g
Fiber 10 g
Cholesterol 8 mg
Iron 4 mg
Sodium 683 mg
Calcium 145 mg
Sugars 7 g
Est. Added Sugars 0 g