Mushroom & Herb Shepherd’s Pie
topped with White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes
It’s hard to beat the homey, comforting goodness of a shepherd’s pie. Our chefs whipped up a vegetarian version that’s just as rich and hearty as the original! Meaty mushrooms (in lieu of traditional ground beef) are simmered with tomato paste, veggie stock, and a bounty of fresh veggies and thyme. On top, swoops of creamy mashed potatoes are sprinkled with white cheddar, then broiled to create an irresistibly cheesy crust.
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White Cheddar Cheese
Veggie Stock Concentrate
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• Wash and dry produce. • Dice potatoes into ½-inch pieces; place in a large pot with enough salted water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, 15-20 minutes. • Reserve ½ cup potato cooking liquid, then drain and return potatoes to pot. • Keep covered off heat until ready to mash.
• While potatoes cook, trim and quarter mushrooms (skip if your mushrooms are pre-sliced!). Trim, peel, and finely dice carrots. Halve, peel, and dice half the onion (whole onion for 4 servings). Strip half the thyme leaves from stems (all the leaves for 4); mince leaves.
• Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large, preferably ovenproof, pan over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and a big pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, 5 minutes. • Add another drizzle of olive oil to pan, then stir in carrots, diced onion, and salt. Cook, stirring, until veggies are softened, 5-7 minutes more.
• Stir 1 TBSP butter (2 TBSP for 4 servings) into same pan, then add thyme, garlic powder, and flour. Cook, stirring, 1 minute. Stir in tomato paste until incorporated. • Add ¾ cup water (1 cup for 4) and stock concentrates, scraping up browned bits. Bring to a boil; reduce to a low simmer and cook until thickened, 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. TIP: If pan isn’t ovenproof, transfer mixture to a baking dish now.
• Mash drained potatoes with sour cream, half the cheddar (you’ll use the rest in the next step), and 2 TBSP butter (3 TBSP for 4 servings) until smooth and creamy, adding splashes of reserved potato cooking liquid as needed. Season with salt and pepper.
• Heat broiler to high. • Once filling has thickened, spoon mashed potatoes on top; spread in an even layer, leaving a 1-inch border around edge of pan. • Sprinkle mashed potatoes with remaining cheddar.
• Broil shepherd’s pie until cheese is lightly browned, 3-4 minutes. TIP: Watch carefully to avoid burning. • Let rest at least 5 minutes, then divide between plates and serve.