Curried beetroot and lentil shepherd’s pie

Print Friendly

This tasty vegetarian recipe is a spin on the traditional shepherd’s pie. 

Packed with tasty veg, this dish swaps minced lamb for beetroot and lentils instead. It’s also dairy-free, so it’s suitable for any vegans out there, too.

Serves: 2-3    Prep time: 15 minutes     Cooking time: 1 hour 15 minutes

You’ll need:

  • 3 medium sized potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 60ml unsweetened almond milk or buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 250g Sweet Chilli Beetroot, chopped in half
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 sticks of celery, chopped
  • 100g dry lentils
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp medium curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 600ml vegetable stock

What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 200C/180C for a fan oven.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the chopped potatoes. Cook at a controlled boil for 10 to 15 minutes, until potatoes are soft when poked with a fork.
  3. Strain potatoes and mash them with the almond milk until smooth and creamy adding sea salt to taste. Set mashed potatoes aside for later.
  4. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil and gently fry the onion, carrots, and celery for about 8 minutes until just done.
  5. Add the dry lentils, curry powder and garlic and sautée for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the vegetable stock and bring mixture to a full boil. Reduce heat and simmer until lentils are cooked through; about 25 to 30 minutes.
  6. Add the chopped beetroot to the pan and stir to incorporate for about 2 minutes.
  7. Pour the beetroot and lentil mixture into a medium sized oven dish. Spread the mashed potatoes evenly on top of the vegetables and place the oven dish on a baking sheet.
  8. Bake in the centre of the oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until the shepherd’s pie is bubbly and the potatoes are starting to get brown and crispy.

Recipe courtesy of:


The following two tabs change content below.

Silversurfers Features Editor

Hello there! I’m Rachel and I’m the Features Editor for Silversurfers. I work behind the scenes to bring interesting, informative and entertaining subject matter to the Silversurfers community. I hope you enjoy the features we have shared with you. Please feel free to comment below and share your thoughts with us, we love to hear from you!

Latest posts by Silversurfers Features Editor (see all)

Not a member?

Join the silversurfers community today! It's free, easy to do, and is packed full of features and amazing offers!

Join the community!
Click here if you have forgotten your password

Community Terms & Conditions

Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.

You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Nurturing a safe environment

Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.

We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!

More Food

Weekend Breakfast Three Ways Gluten free American-style pancakes
Lazy Saturday and Sunday mornings are a weekly highlight for many - and what better way to slow...
Kebabs three ways chicken-shashlik-salad
Summer may be over but that doesn't mean you need to give up on grilling - today we've put...
Easy rice dishes for dinner Love-the-Crunch-special-fried-rice
Quick, delicious and easy to pull together, rice dishes make for the perfect mid-week meal...
Easy Bank Holiday Weekend Pasta Recipes Leeks-and-Spaghetti
It's the Bank Holiday weekend - whether you've got big things planned or are just enjoying some...
Chicken and Mozzarella Sandwich Loaf Chicken-and-Mozzarella-Sandwich-Loaf
Our chicken and mozzarella sandwich loaf recipe is a sophisticated spin on a popular lunchtime...
Super simple raspberry jam Fresh Raspberries
Making jam is incredibly easy, and you don't need any special equipment. You can either buy...
Blackberry and Goat's Cheese Quiche Edd-Kimbers-Blackberry-and-Goats-Cheese-Quiche-2
Welcome summer with this delicious, light and fresh blackberry and goat's cheese quiche recipe. ...
Father's Day Recipes Dad Will Love Brazilian Rib & Black Eyed Bean Salad
Make a feast fit for a king this weekend with our selection of Father's Day recipes dad will...
Strawberry Parma Ham and Parmesan Crostini berryworld-strawberry,-parma-ham-and-parmesan-crostini
This light, savoury crostini recipe with a hint of sweet is the perfect summertime snack. The...
Mushroom, spinach and egg breakfast bake Mushroom-&-spinach-bake
This delicious mushroom, spinach and egg breakfast bake is fast, easy and made with ingredients...
Weetabix Protein – Your Way Cereal_Bowl (1)
Everyone enjoys personalising their breakfast; whether it’s a family tradition, a boost of...
Smoked Ham and Asparagus Tart smoked ham and asparagus tart copy
This delicious smoked ham and asparagus tart is perfect as a light weekend lunch on St George's...