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Creamy Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

Creamy Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

A rich and creamy shepherd's pie recipe using lots of healthy vegetables instead of meat. A reviewer gave this vegetarian shepherd's pie recipe 4 out of 5 stars and said, "This was quite good, consisting of vegetables we all like. I think this will become a staple comfort food with us." You could also try this vegetarian shepherd's pie with TVP for a more meat-like dish, or, try this vegetarian shepherd's pie with lentils.
Ingredients:

1 carrot, diced
1/2 cup broccoli, chopped small
1/2 cup cauliflower, chopped
1/2 cup green beans
1/2 cup green peas
1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
4 Tablespoons margarine, divided use
1/4 cup flour
1 cup vegetable broth
2/3 cup milk or soy milk
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh sage
salt and pepper to taste
4 potatoes, chopped
1/4 cup soy or regular yogurt
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Instructions:

Pre-heat the oven to 375ºF.
Combine all the vegetables and steam just until tender.
In a large saucepan, combine the steamed veggies, 2 Tablespoons of margarine, flour, vegetable broth, soy milk and sage.
Cook until the sauce begins to thicken and add a bit of salt and pepper, to taste.
Set aside.
Boil the potatoes until soft.
Drain and mash with 2 Tablespoons margarine, yogurt and cheese.
Spread the vegetables in a large baking dish, and spread the potato mixture on top.
Sprinkle additional parmesan cheese on top if desired.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until lightly golden.

Posted by Sass
By Jolinda Hackett, About.com Guide

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