Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie II


This was our first vegetarian recipe and has withstood the test of time, now one of our staple recipes.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 2 cups vegetable broth, divided

  • 1 teaspoon yeast extract spread, e.g. Marmite/Vegemite

  • ½ cup dry lentils

  • ¼ cup pearl barley

  • 1 large carrot, diced

  • ½ onion, finely chopped

  • ½ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

  • 3 potatoes, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon water

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, combine 1 1/4 cups broth, yeast extract, lentils and barley. Simmer for 30 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan combine remaining 3/4 cup broth, carrot, onion and walnuts; cook until tender, about 15 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain and mash.

  5. Combine flour and water and stir into carrot mixture; simmer until thickened. Combine carrot mixture with lentil mixture and season with salt and pepper. Pour mixture into a 2 quart casserole dish. Spoon mashed potatoes over lentil mixture.

  6. Bake in preheated oven until lightly browned on top, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

184 Calories
5g Fat
30g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 184
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 147mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 11mg 53%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 482mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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