Lentils are a great source of protein, so I think this will be my dish replacement choice for the turkey this year. This one requires just a few fresh ingredients like the baby spinach/arugula leaves, cremini or baby bella mushrooms and potatoes. The rest of the ingredients are items I usually have in my pantry, so pulling this one together will be quite easy.
I remember in high school, we should have Shepard’s Pie on certain days and I absolutely loved it. Granted it was the meat version, but there is something about mashed potatoes that makes any dish so much more awesome (pardon the grammar). Forty minutes of prep time, 35 minutes of baking time and we are all set. Much shorter than roasting a turkey. Just need to make sure the gravy is perfect, can’t have mashed potatoes without a great gravy.
There are no words to describe this lentil and mushroom shepherd’s pie than as a deep dish of absolute comfort. It’s a bit of a project, but not at all difficult.