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Vegan Shepherd's pie filling piped with mashed potatoes baked in individual mini pots.

Vegan Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Tracy Halasz


Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

  • 4-5 medium potatoes, peeled, cubed and boiled
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 2-4 tablespoons vegan butter
  • S&P
  • ¼ cup vegan cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup plant-based milk, for thinning

Vegan Mince using Beyond Meat

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup carrot, grated
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 patties Beyond meat
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce (vegan)
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • ½ cup red wine
  • few thyme sprigs, or 1-2 tsp dry
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, dry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¾ cup vegetable broth
  • fresh parsley, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350º F  
  • Prepare 4 ramekin cups by greasing sides and bottom.


  • Boil 5 potatoes with 2-3 cloves of peeled garlic in salted water until soft (around 10-12 minutes depending on how big your cubes are).
  • Drain potatoes, add a pinch of salt, 2-4 tablespoons butter and vegan cheese* - mash until desired consistency.
  • Vegan Cheese - use your favorite mozza, jalapeno havarti or mixed shreds.
  • Mix in a couple tablespoons of plant-based milk at a time until you are happy with the texture*.
    *We like pretty chunky mashed potatoes so I don't add much milk or mash for too long; however, if you like a smoother mash, add more milk and mash/whip longer.  
  • Taste and adjust seasonings. Set aside.


  • For this recipe, I used Beyond meat patties crumbled up but you could sub for your favorite vegan mince.
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, and garlic cooking for 5 minutes while the vegetable soften and get some colour.
  • Stir in the Beyond patties breaking up and cooking till browning and cooked through.
  • Add Worcestershire, tomato paste, red wine, fresh thyme leaves, oregano, and red pepper flakes stirring to incorporate.  
  • Add veggie broth, reduce the heat, and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

To Assemble

  • Divide the mince among the 4 prepared ramekins.
  • Pipe, swirl or dollop one quarter of the cheesy-garlic mashed potatoes on the top of each pie.  
  • Place on baking sheet and cook for 18-20 minutes until the potatoes are crispy and brown on the edges.  
  • Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley and hot pepper flakes. 
    Serve with a leafy green salad or a side of steamed broccoli.


Store any leftover pies in the fridge for 2 or 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave.
Beyond meat is available fresh or frozen.
Great meal for vegan holiday celebrations, family get togethers or Sunday night dinners.