Sweet Potato Shepard’s Pie 

 December 7, 2020

By  Nurse Kristin


Sweet Potato Shepard's Pie

This is a simple and easy plant based vegan Shepard's Pie. It is made with sweet potatoes, chickpeas and a variety of veggies. This recipe is nut free and dairy free. This recipe takes about 1 hour from start to finish and is packed with delicious warm flavors.
This recipe would work great as a main dish for a Thanksgiving or Christmas feast.
You could use a squash, such as butternut squash, instead of sweet potatoes for a variation.
What you will love about this recipe:
- Fast and Easy
- Plant Based
- Healthy
- Minimal Ingredients
- No boring stories or ads to read
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Servings 4 servings


Sweet Potato Mash

  • 2 medium Sweet Potatoes (peeled and chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Thyme


  • 1 small Onion chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 tsp Coriander
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 1 tsp Sage
  • 2-2.5 cups Veggies (carrots, peas, mushrooms, broccoli)
  • 2 cans Chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 1.5 cups Water
  • 1.2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Corn Starch + 1 tbsp Water
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Bread Crumb Topping (optional)

  • 1/2 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Rosemary
  • 1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil


Sweet Potato Mash

  • Peel and chop sweet potatoes. Add them to a pot with water and bring to a boil for 8-10 minutes, until sweet potatoes are tender. Once tender, drain and mash potatoes with salt and thyme. Set aside.

Chickpea Vegetable Filling

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Meanwhile, add onion, garlic, coriander, and cumin to a skillet over medium heat. Cook for 4-5 minutes, adding water as needed to prevent sticking in the pan.
  • Next, add thyme, sage and veggies to skillet and cook for 3-5 minutes. Add chickpeas, salt, water, black pepper, cayenne, and soy sauce. Mix well, cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  • While the veggies are cooking, in a small bowl, combine water and cornstarch. After the 10 minutes, add water and cornstarch to the skillet and simmer. Cook until slightly thickened, 5-7 minutes. Taste and adjust spices/herbs as desired.


  • Distribute veggies into a 9x9 baking dish. Add sweet potato mixture to the top.
  • Mix together the bread crumb mixture and crumble over the top of the sweet potatoes.
  • Bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes. Broil for an additional minute if needed to brown the sweet potatoes. Cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword Healthy Shepard's Pie, Plant Based Christmas Main Course, Plant Based Shepard's Pie, Plant Based Thanksgiving Main Course, Vegan Christman Main Course, Vegan Shepard's Pie, Vegan Thanksgiving Main Course, Vegetarian Shepard's Pie

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