A twist on the classic dish made with whole food healthy ingredients guaranteed to fill you up.
My husband has a large influence on what I make as he is a bit more difficult to please with new foods. After experimenting on many new kind of different dishes, I came to realize he needed some recipes that go back to his roots, his childhood, classic sort of dishes. If I can get it similar enough to a non-vegan dish, I am happy and so is he.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion (diced)
- 3 cloves garlic (minced)
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1 ½ cups uncooked lentils (I used brown lentils) (rinsed)
- 1 tsp dried thyme (or 2 tsp fresh)
- 15 oz frozen mixed vegetable (you could use your own mix of fresh)
- 3 lbs yukon gold potatoes (washed and peeled)
- 4 tbsp vegan butter (diy or store-bought)
- ½ cup cashew milk, homemade (or another vegan milk alternative)
- ½ tsp salt (pepper too if you want)
- Cut 3 lbs of yukon gold potatoes in half and add to large pot. Fill with room temperature water to just cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil on high for 25 minutes.
- Drain the potatoes and return to the stove to allow any leftover moisture evaporate. Don't leave it for too long.
- Add 4 tbsp of vegan butter and mash.
- Mix in 1/2 cup of cashew milk.
- While potatoes cook, in a medium sized deep pan, saute 1 diced medium yellow onion, 3 minced cloves of garlic in 1 tbps of olive oil until caramalized (approximately 5 minutes).
- Add 4 cups of vegetable broth, 1 1/2 cups of lentils, and 1 tsp of dried thyme to the pan. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer. Cook for 30 minutes.
- While lentils cook, begin preheating the oven to 425 degrees F (218 C).
- Add 15 oz of frozen mixed vegetables to the pan and cook for another 10 minutes.
- Once lentil filling is finished, transfer lentil filling to a baking dish (mine is approx 9×13). Spread mashed potatoes on top of filling. You can smooth it out with you spatula or the back of a spoon.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Let cool shortly before serving.
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