Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie
Posted in Soups, Stews and Casseroles on Wednesday April 8, 2015, 6:01 a.m.
Spring is definitely in the air now, at least here in Vancouver it is! All the flowers are blooming and the air and sun are warm during the day and satisfyingly chilly at night. This means that casseroles and hearty dishes like this Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie are still very very welcome in the cool evenings. This dish is a delightful twist on the classic I grew up eating. Although it had very different ingredients, this still reminds me of evening with my family as a kid.
The bottom layer is very hearty and filling with lentils and mushrooms delivering great texture and taste. I did use a vegetarian "beef" flavoured broth to really boost that umami flavor. I couldn't leave out the corn though, it's pretty much my favorite part!
I love that cassroles like this come together so easily. The bottom layer ingredients, other than the mushrooms and lentils, can be changes to whatever you have in the fridge. Don't have Kale? Use spinach or collards instead. Use any color bell pepper or use zucchini instead. The possibilities are endless which makes it easy to whip this up, make it even quicker with canned lentils.
I think this is definitely going to be one of my go-to meals for having people voer on a weeknight. It's also definitely going into my bank of recipes I use for my personal chef clients.
Now, with all this nice weather, I just have to get outside!