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Black Lentil Charred Broccoli Shepherd’s Pie [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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This is a plant-based take on the classic shepherd's pie that is warming, hearty, and a most excellent comfort food. This pie is packed with charred broccoli, caramelized onions, and black lentils that are all tucked in with a generous layer of mashed potatoes.

Black Lentil Charred Broccoli Shepherd’s Pie [Vegan, Gluten-Free]


For the Pie:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube, unsalted
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme (1 teaspoon of dried thyme)
  • 3/4 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt or sea salt or to taste
  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Caramelized onions 
  • Black lentils, cooked
  • Mashed potatoes

For the Broccoli:

  • 2 large heads broccoli roughly chopped (charring the broccoli literally halves in size)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


To Make the Charred Broccoli:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Toss together the broccoli, oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Spread it out on the baking sheet and place it on the middle rack.
  4. Roast for 20-25 minutes or until the broccoli is as charred as you like it.

To Make the Pie:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Add the vegan butter to the onions and when it’s melted, stir in the arrowroot powder, add the wine, and mash in the bouillon.
  2. Next, add the tomato sauce, thyme, salt, and lentils. Stir everything together.
  3. Spread the lentil/onion mix on the bottom of a 3-quart casserole dish and then top it with the broccoli.
  4. Evenly spread the mashed potatoes on top of the broccoli and smooth it out as best you can.
  5. Place this on the middle rack and bake for 20-25 minutes or until it’s slightly golden.





Stephanie has been into healthy vegetarian and vegan ways of cooking ever since she was a teenager. She believes that beauty comes from the inside out. Eating organic, non-GMO high nutrient foods helps keep your body healthy, disease free, feeling good, and looking young. Stephanie is dedicated to pursuing an inspiring and creative lifestyle. Her focus is on the beauty and creativity of food, wine, recipe developing, styling, and photography.



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