Hearty Flat Mushroom and Puy Lentil Cottage Pie Recipe: Recipe-IDEAS

Hearty Flat Mushroom and Puy Lentil Cottage Pie

Perfect rib-sticking food ideal for a frosty day

Ready in:
 60 mins +

Cost Cutting Eco Friendly Freezes Well

  • 6 large Maris Piper potatoes
  • knob of butter or margarine
  • splash of milk or cream
  • black pepper, white pepper and sea salt
  • ½ carrot, diced
  • 1 leek, sliced and washed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • ½ celery stick, diced
  • 120g Puy lentils
  • 1 ½-2 pt good quality vegetable stock
  • sprigs of fresh thyme and rosemary, finely chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 8 large flat mushrooms, diced (or whichever mushrooms you prefer)
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1-2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 50g vegetarian mature Cheddar (optional)
  • 1 large tomato, sliced (optional)
  • 1

    Peel and boil potatoes for the mash. Once soft, leave to drain for five minutes then mash together with butter, a splash of milk or cream, and season with salt and white pepper.

  • 2

    Sauté the onion until translucent, before adding all the remaining vegetables apart from mushrooms.

  • 3

    Once the vegetables start to soften, add the Puy lentils and sauté for a further 1-2 minutes, before adding the vegetable stock, soy sauce, fresh herbs and bay leaves.

  • 4

    Bring to a simmer, add the salt and black pepper to taste and simmer until the lentils are soft and fully cooked. Add more liquid if required.

  • 5

    Add the chopped mushrooms and cook for a further five minutes until the mushrooms are cooked. Taste and adjust the amounts of salt and pepper if necessary.

  • 6

    Layer the mixture in a large deep ovenproof dish. Aim for at least a two inch depth of mixture at the bottom, before layering the creamy potato over the top, aiming for at least one inch depth.

  • 7

    Garnish the cottage pie, by sprinkling with grated cheese and tomato slices (if using). Bake at 190C/375F/Gas 5 until bubbling and the top is golden and crispy. Serve with red or green sautéd cabbage.

Hearty Flat Mushroom and Puy Lentil Cottage Pie Recipe: Recipe-IDEAS

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