Have left over mashed potatoes in the fridge and don’t know what to make? This easy shepherds pie recipe is a great place to start. I love this meal — it’s a great way to repurpose ingredients and make one comforting meal. Topped with creamy mashed potatoes, once baked, they became ever so crispy on top with a slight golden tint to them. If you are looking for an easy meal during a busy week, then this is your go-to recipe.
This creamy and hearty vegetable pot pie is absolutely delicious! Made with fresh ingredients and a homemade pastry crust, this meal will surely wow yourself and your tummy. Having a plant-based alternative to the chicken pot pie has been on my list to re create. In this version I’ve used oyster mushrooms again as my mock “meat” as well as adding in some hemp seeds for an extra protein source. If you are in a hurry to make these, don’t hesitate to use a store bought vegan pastry crust- It works just as well.
In a pot, add the potatoes and carrots with some salt and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until soft. Drain them and set it aside.
Using that same pot, add the butter, onions, garlic and stir until tender. Stir in the seasonings and herbs, the flour and give a good mix. Slowly add the vegetable broth until it is well combined. Stir in the almond milk and bring to a boil so it thickens.
Stir in mushrooms, corn, peas, carrots, potatoes and remove it from the heat.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a food processor, combine the flour with salt. Slowly add the butter and pulse until crumbly. Slowly add the cold water and pulse until dough forms. Wrap and place in the fridge for roughly an hour.
On a floured board, roll (4) 5.5″-in rounds, for each top. Place the mixture into the bottom of the pie dishes and top with the pie crust layer, sealing the sides.
Make slits in the top to let the steam escape.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until crust is lightly brown. Let sit for 10 minutes before cutting.
Chef’s tip: Using soy milk gives a more neutral flavor if you’d like instead of almond milk.
Although this recipe calls for you to soak the black beans over night, you can also use canned (just make sure they’re organic). Either way you choose- you’re going to enjoy this fantastic Black Bean Soup! One of the added benefits of soaking fresh beans is using the liquid to flavor the the broth. The second is to limit the amount of extra ingredients that could be added. If you are looking for a plant-based alternative to your favorite soup, I got you covered. Make sure to give this one a try for your taco Tuesday nights, it will be the life of the fiesta!