Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Serves 8

A medley of mushrooms give this meatless version of shepherd’s pie a unique flavor.


  • 1 pound sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 small red potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced onion
  • 1 cup fresh shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup tamari or soy sauce
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 2 portobello mushroom caps, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bring two saucepans of water to a boil. Add red potatoes to one and sweet potatoes to the other. Cook until tender, 10-15 minutes. Drain and set aside. Mash the sweet potatoes with butter, adjusting flavor with salt and pepper. Set mashed sweet potatoes aside.

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large saucepan over low heat. Add onion slices and shiitake mushrooms, cover, and let the mushrooms sweat for about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour in the water, wine and tamari, and bring to a boil. Whisk in flour, stirring until there are no lumps. Allow to simmer. Add portobello pieces, and saute briefly until mushrooms are browned on the outside. Add the carrots, celery and potatoes. Simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with thyme and sage. Pour the mixture into a 9-inch glass pie dish. Cover with mashed sweet potatoes.

Bake for 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until potatoes are golden brown.

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Nutrition Information

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Servings per Recipe: 8

Amount per Serving

Calories:  257

Calories from Fat:  

Total Fat:  3g

Saturated Fat:  1g

Cholesterol:  3mg

Sodium:  555mg

Carbohydrates:  46g

Dietary Fiber:  7g

Protein:  6g

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