Monday, May 19, 2014

Meatless Monday

This recipe is a good source of protein and vitamins plus that all important fiber.

Shepherd's Pie: Lentil and Sweet Potato

2 large sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
1/2 onion
2 carrots
2 celery stalks
2 cups of cooked lentils
small can of chopped tomatoes
some basil

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare mashed sweet potatoes and cook the lentils without salt.

Dice the onion, carrots, and celery and cook in a bit of butter until softened.  Stir in cooked lentils and the tomatoes.  Add a teaspoon of basil.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Place in casserole dish and top with the mashed sweet potatoes.

Bake in 350 oven for 20-25 minutes.

Adding a dollop of sour cream and a generous sprinkle of fresh snipped chives makes it all worthwhile.


  1. Oh, that sounds very good! I've no lentils in the house but this is one I will certainly try.
    On our cruise, I found myself gravitating to the vegetarian or fish entrees. Not only were the portions generally smaller but I didn't feel "stuffed" after eating.

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! Have a great week.

  2. Olga, this is so different from the Shepherd's Pie we know and love here, but it sounds very good. DH is not too fond of lentils, but I love them. I may try your recipe, but put the whole thing into a pieshell (I love pie crust!).

  3. Sounds yummy -- I'll have to make it for my daughter!

  4. Shepherd's pie with sweet potatoes-- why not?? I will definitely try that.

  5. That actually sounds wonderful.

  6. Sweet potatoes and yams are one of God's gifts to humanity (along with tomatoes and chocolate). I have to give that a try.

  7. I didn't see this recipe until I scrolled down. Looks delicious!

  8. Gosh... I've never cooked lentils, but this looks scrumptious!

  9. I would definitely eat that! I love anything sweet potatoes. I've been know to just eat a baked (micro) sweet potato for lunch when Rich is at work. Definitely going to try this!


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