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Sweet Potato Mash Lentil Shepherd’s Pie!

I posted this a few years ago but I’m making it tonight to take to a dinner so thought I would repost:again. So delish! )Even better the next day. Just like a Shepherd’s Pie but with lentils, peas and mushrooms. Fat free and loaded with fiber.
Sweet Potato Lentil Mash
Ingredients (serves 6)

Top layer 

2 12.75 ounce cans sweet potatoes ( I used 2 large sweet potatoes)
1/4 cup almond milk
3 T maple syrup 

Bottom layer 

Frozen apple juice concentrate for sautéing, or red wine. ( I did not have any so used some red currant jelly!)
1 cup diced onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 carrot, minced
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced ( I didn’t have any but I think it would be even better with them)
10 ounces peas, fresh or thawed
1 package Trader Joes pre-cooked vacuum sealed lentils (or about 2 ½ cups cooked lentils). If using canned lentils, drain and rinse before cooking ( I used canned)
½ cup red wine or broth if you don’t have any
2.5 T low sodium tamari
½ tsp thyme
1 tsp oregano
dash of hot sauce
8-10 ounces baby spinach, chopped ( I used kale becasue I had no spinach)
I drizzled maple syrup on top before baking  instead of mixing it in with the potatoes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Using a hand mixer, blend sweet potatoes, almond milk and maple syrup until smooth.** I did not mix in the maple syrup, I drizzled a bit of it on top before baking* Set aside.

Sauté onion and carrot on medium heat in a little frozen apple juice concentrate until soft, about 8 minutes. Add garlic,and mushrooms and sauté another 5 minutes.

Add peas, lentils, wine, tamari, thyme and oregano. Mix well. Simmer about 8 minutes.( add dash of hot sauce if desired)

Add spinach in batches until it is wilted.

Spray the bottom of an 11 x 7 or 8 x 8 Pyrex dish. Pour lentil mixture into pan. Spread sweet potatoes on top of lentils. Bake 35 minutes. ( Iused a small square pyrex casserole dish) You could increase the ingredients by a third and put it in a 11 x 13 dish.

Hard to make a mushy dish look tasty but it was! It would be even better with mushrooms!

About Shelagh Duffett

An artist and mum to a beautiful daughter. I live in the gorgeous province of Nova Scotia, Canada and write about bits and pieces of my life. Alice is the name of my grandmother, who was an amazing business woman and Paris is a city we LOVE. Art and tea are necessities!


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