Sheperdless pie is the vegetarian version of the classic lamb dish.  It takes a while to make from scratch, but it's worth is. IMG_6089

Start with a mix of veg: sauteed peppers, mushrooms and onions; green beans, peas and carrots; tofu or soy crumbles.


Mix in a gravy.  If you're in a hurry, you can use premix.


Make a smooth mash.  Again, if you're in a hurry, you can use instant mash.


Fill the baking dish, leaving space for adding the mash.  If you're going for a rich dish, top it with gruyère.  Since everything's already cooked, simply place the pies in a cold oven and preheat to 350F.  If the top isn't brown, simply broil until the top is golden brown.


It works alright to spread the mash atop the dish, but I like to pipe the mash - it since it allows steam to escape without boiling the contents over the edge of the baking dish.  It's also perfectly delicious vegan!