A Healthy Shepherd’s Pie Recipe? Sorry, Not Sorry!

Whether you’re looking for a delicious dinner for St. Patty’s Day, or simply want a vegetarian twist on comfort food favorites, this Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie Recipe is perfect for dinner any night!

Quick and simple to assemble, I took a few shortcuts and kept this dish meat-free to keep my meal budget-friendly. Here’s the final cost lineup, with prices rounded up to the nearest 25 cents:

• Frozen veggies: $1.50
• French onion soup: $1.50
• Pie crust: $2
• Instant potatoes: $1
• Cheddar cheese: $3

Total cost: $9, or approximately $1.50 per serving

Now that’s not a bad deal to feed the whole family with this warm, comforting meal!

I love serving it with a green salad on the side, but other than that, this dish is a meal unto itself. It’s especially enjoyable when the weather is chilly outside, and we’re all hankering to gather around the kitchen table and keep cozy.

For a St. Pattie’s Day twist, stir fresh-chopped parsley and diced green onions into the mashed potatoes, and make your own colcannon-inspired topping! A totally delicious (and lucky!) twist!

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Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie Recipe | thegoodstuff

Serves: 6
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes


• 1 (12-ounce) bag frozen mixed vegetables (corn, green beans, green peas, carrots)
• 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
• 1 (14.5-ounce) can Wolfgang Puck French Onion Soup
• 1 Pillsbury pie crust
• 4 cups prepared mashed potatoes or 2 (24-ounce) tubs Hormel Homestyle Mashed Potatoes
• 1 3/4 cups shredded sharp cheddar

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1. Mix together veggies, cornstarch, and soup.

2. Line a pie pan with pie crust. Pour veggie mixture inside.

3. Gently top with mashed potatoes.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Top with cheese and bake 20 minutes more.

5. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

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2 replies on “A Healthy Shepherd’s Pie Recipe? Sorry, Not Sorry!”

Well this may or may not be good, it is certainly NOT vegetarian if you use Progress Vegetable Classics French Onion soup. The main ingredient is beef broth. Meaning made with beef, as are most French onion soups.

Hi Joanne,

Thank you for the great catch! We’ve updated the recipe to use the Wolfgang Puck French Onion soup, which uses organic vegetable stock instead of beef broth or stock. Our apologies for the slip-up there!

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