Vegan Sweet Potato & Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie #VeganFoodShare


5 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed
1 cup brown or green lentils, washed and picked over
3/4 cup uncooked steel cut oats
1 + teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound mushrooms, divided
1 large carrot, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup red wine
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon soy sauce
3/4 cup low-sodium vegetable stock
1 + teaspoon paprika
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Prick each sweet potato several times with a fork and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes, or until very soft. Set aside to cool.


In a medium pot, combine water, lentils, and oats. Bring to a boil and lower heat. Simmer uncovered for 15-20 minutes. Lentils should be soft but not mushy. Stir occasionally, and drain.

While the lentils and oats are cooking, finely chop half of the mushrooms and set aside. Cut the remaining mushrooms into quarters. Warm the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the quartered mushrooms and salt and cook until browned and soft. Add the chopped mushrooms, onion, carrot, celery, garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft. Lower heat to medium and add the lentil and oat mixture, and then vegetable stock, wine, tomato paste, soy sauce, paprika, parsley. Simmer mixture for 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.


Preheat oven to 350°F. Peel sweet potatoes place in a medium to large bowl. Mash them until smooth.

Spread the lentil mixture evenly into a 9-x13-inch baking dish. Spoon the sweet potato mixture on top and smooth with a spatula. Sprinkle with Paprika. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the filling is bubbling at the edges.

This was my first time preparing this dish. Such a tasty and hearty dish for fall. This recipe makes a full 9 X 13 pan. The colors make for a beautiful dish. Perfect, for any holiday or get together. The leftovers freeze nicely too.


  1. Sweet potatoes have always been a favorite of mine and I’m looking forward to trying your version of shepherd’s pie. This would be a great dish to serve when the entire family comes over for Sunday dinner.

  2. My entire family loves sweet potatoes! This looks so good I cannot wait to try it. Thanksgiving is coming and I think this would be perfect for that.

  3. This looks really good! Other than the mushrooms! I am not a mushroom person. My daughter is though. LOL. My daughter and I love sweet potatoes, so, may have to try this out. Thanks for the recipe. I’ll be saving that one to my recipe box 🙂

  4. Oh wow! I think this would go over big time at our house, and we’re all MAJOR carnivores! Great recipe!

  5. Karen Glatt says:

    This dish really looks delicious and with the sweet potatoes, it really is very healthy and a good dish to make. I want to make this recipe!!

  6. What a neat mix of ingredients to switch up the regular shepard pie recipes I see around. will have to give this a try for sure!

  7. I’m a big fan of shepherds pie. But of course we are always looking for more healthy ways to make our favorites. This sounds amazing.

  8. This sounds so delicious. I love anything with sweet potatoes in it! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  9. I have never heard of a Vegan sweet potato shepherds by but this looks wonderful. I am only concern that it maybe a little to sweet for me, but I will have to try it and find out.

  10. Oh this sounds so good. I’d love to make this hearty vegan recipe and see how my family likes it.

  11. This sounds amazing!! I love that it is vegan as well, perfect for a family dinner in my house!

  12. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    I have been trying to eat more vegetable based dishes and less meat in an effort to get healthier. I love sweet potatoes so I would like this.

  13. this looks so good! i would have to take out the mushrooms, but other than that yumm! sweet potatoes always fill you up too.

  14. Jeanine says:

    This looks delicious! My kids love stuff like this, especially my girls. would love to whip up a big batch that they could have left overs for and take to school!

  15. Natalie
    Twitter: hippie_mom

    with my vegetarian sister in law coming to visit in a few weeks, I have been doing lots of research so I only have to cook 1 meal at a time. This sounds delicious and will be added to the meal line up for sure!

  16. I havne’t made Sheperd’s Pie in a long time and this vegan version looks yummy!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  17. This sounds great! Perfect to make for the upcoming holidays! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  18. I love the idea of doing a vegan version because I’m not a big fan of the texture of ground meat.

  19. I like shepherd’s pie, but I’ve not had any in a long time. Generally I have it with white potatoes, but the looks of sweet potatoes sounds like something I need to try.

  20. Faye Gates says:

    I gave up eating land animals, a while back, so I’m going to try this recipe. I pinned it to my recipe board.

  21. That sounds really good. My girls do not eat a lot of meat. I think they would enjoy this recipe. Sounds pretty delicious.

  22. Janet W. says:

    What a delicious combination of flavors and ingredients. This looks so good. I’d love to make it soon!