Cheesy Hash Brown Topped Vegetarian Shepherds Pie: Vegetarian twist on Shepherd’s Pie using hash browns instead of mashed potatoes, and an all vegetable filling using mushrooms in place of meat.
Break out the comfort food…it’s November.
Back in September my husband and I went up to Lynden WA visit some friends of ours who had recently moved up that way.
We know them through our spaniel group that we have.
So we loaded up the dogs and trailer and went for the weekend.
My friend really wanted to cook for me (which I love when people do that) and she wanted to cook vegan for us.
Which let me tell you is a hard thing to do especially when it’s not how you normally cook.
We tell people just to cook vegetarian for us because it’s easier for them. But she wanted to challenge herself and do all vegan.
For weeks she researched and researched recipes that could work and would send them to us.
Mostly because she had to make sure I wasn’t allergic to the ingredients (I have a lot of food allergies).
She wanted to make us a mushroom Shepherd’s pie she saw on Skinny Taste and knowing that my husband loves him a Shepherd’s pie I told her fabulous.
And it was fabulous.
My husband LOVED it and had me ask for the recipe.
The Skinny Taste recipe uses mashed potatoes but she used tater tots in honor of our dog Mickey (who loves tater tots).
Which those were really good on top but I only had hash browns in the freezer.
If you wanted to make them vegan you too can add the tater tots instead of the cheesy hash browns.
However, if you do that, I would cook the tater tots before they go on top of the Shepherd’s pie and then just put it under the broiler for a few minutes to fully crisp up.