Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie with Gravy
We cannot get enough of this Shepherd’s Pie! The mushroom’s create a hearty meaty base full of flavorful juices. Layering on colorful vegetables and creamy mashed potatoes creates the perfect dinner for any household. Of course, we always think our recipe is the tastiest, but as always feel free to mix up and make substitutions to your taste.
Some of our favorite substitutions with this recipe are swapping regular potato for sweet potato. We love using in season fresh veggies, so feel free to swap out the peppers and corn for any or your hearty favorites!
This recipe is so easy to double, triple or quadruple and freezes extremely well. So feel free to make a few and keep them in the freezer for an easy dinner through the week. We would recommend if freezing this recipe, you do so without cooking the Shepard’s Pie. Typically we will just take it out of the freezer in the morning, giving it 8-10 hours to thaw, and pop it in the oven in the evening. Perfect easy, healthy, hearty meal for the family after a busy day!
The gravy in this recipe is totally optional, but would highly recommend it! This gravy adds a nice salty and savory flavor profile that takes this dish to a 10! If you’re having issues making the gravy, don’t panic! The gravy may be thickening too quickly, you may want to reduce the heat and add extra broth to thin it out. It is also possible the gravy is too thick, you may want to gently sprinkle extra flour into the mixture. Be consistent with whisking the gravy as it will separate in the cooking process.
We really love this recipe and feel like it is a home run as an easy freezable meal prep or a savory Sunday dinner. Let us know how you like your Vegan Shepard’s Pie in the comments below