Meatless Friday: Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie


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Here’s an easy family favorite for Meatless Fridays. It’s so simple that my 6 year-old can make it with just a little help, and it’s so tasty that sometimes we’ll make it even if it’s not Friday! If you’re pressed for time in the hour right before dinner, you can even prepare this in the slow cooker earlier in the day (cook on low for 4-6 hours).

"Meatless Friday: Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie" by Erin McCole Cupp (

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Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

1 c carrot pennies
14.4 ounce bag of frozen corn
16 ounce can of refried beans
One packet of taco seasoning (or equivalent of homemade Tex-Mex seasoning blend)
1/2 cup of salsa
Six servings of mashed potatoes
1/2 c shredded cheddar
Paprika, optional

Preheat oven to 350°F. Steam carrots and corn together for about five minutes or until carrots just start to become tender. Combine corn, carrots, beans, taco seasoning, and salsa, and spread in 9 x 13 glass pan. Top with mashed potatoes and spread to cover. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Sprinkle cheese (and optional paprika) on top and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Let stand five minutes before serving.



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Copyright 2017 Erin McCole Cupp.


About Author

Erin McCole Cupp is a wife, mother, and lay Dominican who lives with her family of vertebrates somewhere out in the middle of Nowhere, Pennsylvania. Her short writing has appeared in Canticle Magazine, The Catholic Standard and Times, Parents, The Philadelphia City Paper, The White Shoe Irregular, Outer Darkness Magazine, and the newsletter of her children’s playgroup. She is a contributor to and has been a guest blogger for the Catholic Writers Guild. Her other professional experiences include acting, costuming, youth ministry, international scholar advising, and waiting tables. When Erin is not writing, cooking or parenting, she can be found reading, singing a bit too loudly, sewing for people she loves, gardening in spite of herself, or dragging loved ones to visitors centers at tourist spots around the country. Find her books and other projects at her website.


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