Food Storage & Other Adventures in Motherhood

Food Storage Friday: Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

by heather

Since becoming a vegetarian I’ve made a few attempts at Shepherd’s Pie and they were failures. I more or less gave

Meat on the left, Veggie on the right

up on the dish, but for some reason it is Thing 1’s favorite, and it’s what she requested for her recent birthday. (Of course she is thinking of the traditional comfort food variety with meat.) So I purchased a small quantity of ground beef, (One thing I don’t miss about eating meat is touching it when it’s raw, or cooking it. Bleg.)and made her a small shepherd’s pie. While I was doing this it occurred to me ‘I can use mushrooms for the bottom layer instead of meat’. Why this didn’t dawn on me before, I don’t know. So I made a second shepherd’s pie, vegetarian style. And you know what? Thing 1 wanted to try it and liked the mushrooms better than the meat. Victory! Except now I have shepherd’s pie with meat in my fridge that no one will eat. :S Even with mushrooms for meat, it’s still not the healthiest, but it is fast, easy to make and it’s a crowd pleaser.

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Cross-view

Food Storage Ingredients
2 cans (14.5 oz) corn, drained
2 cans (10 oz) cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1/4 cup dried onions
2 Tablespoons dried red and green bell peppers
2 & 1/2 cups prepared mashed potatoes
6 cans (4 oz) mushrooms, stems & pieces

Fresh Ingredients:
1/2 cup cheddar cheese

1. Mix soup, mushrooms, onions and peppers together in the bottom of the casserole dish. 2. Add layer of

Shepherd's Pie doesn't ever come out of the pan 'pretty'.

corn. 3. Add layer of mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with cheese. 4. Bake @ 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Note: If you want the meat, these proportions would call for 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef (or turkey).


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