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Looking for the ultimate vegan comfort food? This Shepherd’s Pie pie has a “meaty” filling with plenty of vegetables, topped with creamy potatoes for a meal that will satisfy vegetarians and meat-eaters alike!
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There’s something about Shepherd’s Pie that just feels like comfort food. Maybe it’s the combination of a meaty filling with creamy potatoes. Or maybe it’s the smell that fills the kitchen to let the whole family know what’s for dinner. Either way, I was excited to create a vegan version of Shepherd’s Pie that is just as filling and delicious as the version I remember as a kid! It’s the perfect fall recipe to add to your menu.

This vegan shepherd’s pie uses plant-based meat from MorningStar Farms®. The Grillers Crumbles are a perfect, savory addition to pasta dishes, chili, veggie sloppy joes, and more!

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How to make a vegan “meat” filling

For the meat, we’re using MorningStar Farms® Grillers Crumbles. You can take it directly from the freezer to the skillet! It adds lots of protein to this dish and the texture is great. I love that it only takes a few minutes to cook too! MorningStar Farms® plant-based veggie meal starters are a delicious, meat-free addition to any meal or diet! These Grillers Crumbles are 100% vegetarian, a good source of protein with 9 g per serving, and it’s cholesterol-free.

vegan shepherd's pie
MorningStar Farms® has been committed to making vegetarian and plant proteins to satisfy every appetite and occasion. From burgers to bacon, pulled pork to corn dogs, vegetarian to vegan, MorningStar Farms® is plant-based goodness made for everyone.

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shepherd's pie

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food


Looking for the ultimate vegan comfort food? This Shepherd’s Pie pie has a “meaty” filling with plenty of vegetables, topped with creamy potatoes for a meal that will satisfy vegetarians and meat-eaters alike!


  • 1 package Morningstar Farms® Grillers Crumbles
  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots (about 2 carrots)
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery (about 2 stalks)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 ½ pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter, melted
  • ⅓ cup almond milk or milk of choice
  • Salt to taste


For the filling:

  • Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Heat the vegan butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 30 seconds until melted.
  • Add onion, carrots, and celery and cook until soft, about 6 minutes.
  • Add garlic and continue cooking for 2 minutes. Add MorningStar Farms® Grillers Crumbles and cook, for 4-5 minutes until heated through.
  • Add flour and tomato paste and cook until paste begins to darken (about 1 minute).
  • Add broth and simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture is thick but still saucy (7 to 10 minutes).
  • Stir in peas, then remove from heat. Transfer to a 2-quart casserole dish

For the topping:

  • Bring potatoes, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and water to cover to boil in a large saucepan over high heat.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Drain potatoes, return to saucepan and mash potatoes with vegan butter and almond milk until smooth. If you like smoother potatoes, you can use a hand mixer or stand mixer. If you like your potatoes chunky, mash with a fork.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spread potatoes evenly over the filling.
  • Bake until filling is bubbling, about 15 minutes.
  • Turn on broiler and cook until top is golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes before serving.

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I’ve been enjoying MorningStar Farms® products for years, and I’m thrilled that they’re adding even more delicious foods to their line up! Keep an eye out for their NEW offerings in the frozen food section. I found them at Walmart! I’m keeping an eye out for the Italian Sausage Crumbles which would be perfect for pasta! MorningStar Farms® products are not only for vegetarians – they are for everyone! In fact, you can get cash back on Ibotta with MorningStar Farms® while supplies last!
What’s your favorite comfort food?