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Shepherdess Pie

Preparation: 10 mins

Cooking: 60 mins

Serves 4, costs under £5.00


  • 1 Such As Quorn Pack (500g) Vegetarian Mince
  • 1 Tablespoons (10g) Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Medium Sized (160g) Leek
  • 1 Medium Sized (150g) Onion
  • 2 Medium Sized (160g) Carrots
  • 4 Tablespoons (60g) Tomato Puree
  • 1 Tablespoons (20g) Plain Flour
  • 3 Cups (500ml) Water
  • 1 Reduced Salt (7g) Vegetable Stock Cube
  • 1 Pinch (1g) Ground Black Pepper
  • 5 Large Sized (1kg) Potatoes
  • ½ Cups (75ml) Semi Skimmed Milk
  • 2 Teaspoons (10g) Low Fat Spread
  • 2 Reduced Fat Tablespoons (30g) Cheddar Cheese

Allergy Disclaimer

Always check the label of each ingredient for allergy warnings.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180oC / 160oC fan oven / 350oF / gas mark 4.
  2. Wash the leek, remove outer layer and slice. Peel and slice the onions. Peel and dice carrots and potatoes.
  3. Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the onions and leeks for 2 minutes. Add the vegetarian mince and cook for 2 minutes then add the carrots and cook for a further 2 minutes. Add the flour and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  4. Dissolve the stock cube in boiling water and add to the pan along with the tomato puree.
  5. Bring to the boil then simmer for 20 minutes until the sauce begins to thicken and the vegetables soften.
  6. In another pan boil the potatoes until they're soft then drain them, add milk and low fat spread then mash with a fork or masher. Add pepper to taste.
  7. Add the Quorn to an oven proof dish and top with the potato, leaving no gaps. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top.
  8. Cook in oven for 30-40 minutes, serve when the cheese has begun to brown.

Nutritional Information

Per 100g
Per 535g serving (% ref. intake)

Energy Kcals
417.00 (21.00%)
Energy Kj
1754.00 (21.00%)
Total Fat
9.10g (13.00%)
Saturated Fat
2.10g (11.00%)
Total Sugars
10.20g (11.00%)
NSP Fibre
0.50g (9.00%)

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