Argentinian Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie (Pastel de Papas)

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Shepherd’s pie, the time-honored comfort dish, is known as pastel de papas in Argentina. Translating literally to potato cake, this homey Argentinian meal is traditionally made with beef and egg, but this vegan spin incorporates a savory mix of mushrooms and walnuts. Keeping the Argentinian flavors intact with green olives, sundried tomatoes and bell peppers, this flavorful casserole bursts with South American flair. It’s an uncomplicated but unique dish that both soothes and delights.

Vegan Pastel de Papas Shepherd's Pie With Mushrooms in Casserole Dish | Vitacost.com/blog

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Argentinian Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie (Pastel de Papas)

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 334 kcal
Author Pau D'Elia

Ingredients

Mashed Potatoes

Filling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In large bowl, mash together all mashed potato ingredients and set aside.
  3. In large skillet, heat oil and sauté garlic for 1-2 minutes. Add onions and cook until translucent. Add peppers, tomatoes and olives and cook for 2-3 minutes. Stir in mushrooms and walnuts, season and cook for 2-3 minutes until aromatic and tender. Set aside.
  4. In rectangular casserole dish, cover bottom with half of mashed potatoes. Add mushroom mixture and spread evenly. Top with remaining potatoes.
  5. To brown top for gratin effect, brush top with coconut oil or melted vegan butter and sprinkle with nutritional yeast.
  6. Bake for approximately 25 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.

Recipe Notes

Order what you need to make this unique shepherd’s pie.

Nutrition Facts
Argentinian Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie (Pastel de Papas)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 334 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Sodium 349mg15%
Potassium 1399mg40%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 733IU15%
Vitamin C 40mg48%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.