This cottage pie has all the comforting flavours of an old classic but with a sweeter, vegetarian twist.
- Prep time 1 minute
- Total time 1 hour & 30 minutes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 227 g pkg sliced cremini mushrooms
- 1/2 teaspoon salt , divided
- 2 carrots , cut in 1/4-inch cubes
- 1 onion , finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic , minced
- 4 sprigs thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 2 340 g precooked soy protein (such as Yves Veggie Ground Round)
- 1/2 cup chopped parsley
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 4 cups mashed butternut squash , warmed (see Veggie-Stuffed Squash Bowls recipe)
- 1/3 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese , divided
- 1/4 cup salted butter , melted and divided
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 425°F. In large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook mushrooms and 1/4 tsp of the salt, stirring often, until softened, 10 to 15 minutes. Add 1 tbsp water; scrape up browned bits from bottom of pot. Add carrots and onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 4 minutes. Add garlic, thyme and hot pepper flakes; cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds.
Add broth; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, stirring occasionally, until carrots are softened, about 10 minutes. Remove thyme; discard. Stir in soy protein, parsley, peas and remaining salt; cook, stirring often, until mixture is warmed through, about 2 minutes. Scrape into 13- x 9-inch baking dish or six 10 oz ramekins.
Topping: In large bowl, combine squash from Veggie-Stuffed Squash Bowls, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan, 3 tbsp of the butter and the salt. In small bowl, stir together panko, remaining Parmesan and butter. Spread squash mixture over top of mushroom mixture; sprinkle with panko mixture. Transfer to baking sheet; bake until panko is dark golden and filling is hot, 25 to 30 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Nutritional facts Per each of 8 servings: about
- Fibre 8 g
- Sodium 955 mg
- Sugars 8 g
- Protein 21 g
- Calories 319
- Total fat 13 g
- Potassium 1098
- Cholesterol 20 mg
- Saturated fat 5 g
- Total carbohydrate 35 g