Lentil Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

This veggie-loaded version of classic shepherd's pie will be a hit with vegetarians and carnivores alike!

Hands-on Time: 45 min. | Total Time: 1 hour, 30 min. | Serves: 12 | Difficulty: Easy

  • 1 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into large cubes
  • ½ lb. russet potatoes, peeled and cut into large cubes
  • 5 Tbsp. butter, divided
  • ¼ cup half and half
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • ¾ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3-4 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. thyme, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Kroger® Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups lentils
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Butter or spray a 9"x13" pan (3 quart) casserole dish. Set aside.
  2. In a 3-quart saucepan, boil potatoes in salted water for about 20 minutes, until tender. Drain and mash with butter, half and half, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile in a large skillet with a lid over medium heat, add butter, onions, carrots, mushrooms, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. Cook 6-8 minutes until mushrooms release liquid and it evaporates.
  4. Add soy sauce and tomato paste. Cook 1-2 minutes. Add broth and lentils.
  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook 20-25 minutes until lentils are tender and broth is absorbed. Stir in peas and adjust seasoning to taste.
  6. Transfer lentil mixture into prepared pan. Top with mashed sweet potatoes, covering completely. Drag the tines of a fork across the surface of the potatoes to slightly rough up the surface.
  7. Bake 20-25 minutes until bubbling and potatoes start to brown. Allow to stand 5-10 minutes before serving. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Analysis:

Per serving: Calories 230, Calories from Fat 50, Total Fat 6g (9% DV), Saturated Fat 3.5g (18% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 15mg (5% DV), Sodium 820mg (34% DV), Carbohydrates 35g (12% DV), Dietary Fiber 6g (24% DV), Sugars 5g, Protein 11g, Vitamin A 180%, Vitamin C 10%, Calcium 4%, Iron 15%.