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Carisma Lentil Shepherds Pie


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30 minutes
30 minutes


Lentil Layer

  • 1 brown onion diced
  • 2 sticks celery finely chopped
  • 1 ½ cups dried brown lentils
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 ½ cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • sea salt and ground black pepper to taste

Mashed Potatoes

  • 1 kg Carisma potatoes
  • 1 tbsp butter vegan (optional)
  • sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • fresh flat-leaf parsley chopped, garnish


  • Add diced onion to a large saucepan and fry in a little oil until translucent. Add lentils and stock and cook until lentils are mostly soft. Add frozen vegetables and cook until all the water is absorbed and the vegetables are soft. Mix through thyme and season with extra salt and pepper to taste.
  • Press lentil mixture down evenly into the base of small oven safe dishes or ramekins.
  • Chop potatoes into medium-sized cubes and place in a saucepan. Cover potatoes with water, season with salt and pepper to taste. Boil until potatoes are soft and easily pierced with a fork. Drain excess water and mash potatoes with a potato masher. Add vegan butter if using and mix through. Mix in soy milk until potatoes are creamy.
  • Spoon mashed potatoes over the lentil mixture and cover evenly.
  • Place dishes to bake in the oven at 200 C for about 20-30 minutes or until the potatoes start to form a brownish crust on top.
  • Remove from oven and garnish with chopped parsley. Serve hot.


Please note the serving size listed is to be used as a guide only. Consider your own individual nutrient and carbohydrate requirements and adjust the serving size as required. If you are unsure of your requirements consult an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) for personalises advice.

Nutritional information (per serve)

Serving: 446g | Calories: 271.68kcal | Carbohydrates: 42.56g | Protein: 17.04g | Fat: 3.05g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.49g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.27g | Sodium: 495.63mg | Potassium: 1135.99mg | Fiber: 12.6g | Sugar: 6.06g | Vitamin A: 132.81IU | Vitamin C: 29.85mg | Calcium: 64.46mg | Iron: 4.88mg
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