The Better Shepherd’s Pie

Recipe submitted by Daring

This Daring take on Shepherd’s Pie has deep Irish roots and delicious plant-based riffs. With a creamy, dreamy and delightfully green garlic & herb potato topping, this dish is guaranteed to get anyone in a St. Patty’s Day state of mind.

40 minutes | Serves 4-6


  • 1
    8oz pouch , thawed
  • 1 tbsp
    vegan butter
  • 2
    stalks celery, diced
  • 2
    large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2
    shallots, diced
  • 3 tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 2
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 cup
    vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup
    cashew milk
  • 1 tsp
    vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2 lbs
    white potatoes, peeled and diced 1” thick
  • 4
    cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 cup
    cashew milk
  • 2 tbsp
    vegan butter
  • 2 tbsp
    soft herbs, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt


  • Large pot
  • Large skillet
  • Baking dish


Step 1

Preheat oven to 425ºF. Add potatoes and garlic to a pot and cover with 1” water. Place pot over high heat and cover. Bring to a boil and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are very tender. Drain and return potatoes and garlic to the pot. Add cashew milk, vegan butter, herbs and salt, and combine using a potato masher.

Mashed potatoes in a pot

Step 2

While potatoes boil, place the thawed Daring Pieces on a cutting board and shred using two forks. Melt 1 tbsp vegan butter in a large non-stick skillet set over medium-high heat and add the daring, celery, carrots and shallots. Sauté for 6 to 7 minutes or until the vegetables have softened slightly and the Daring begins to brown.

Plant based chicken pieces in skillet

Step 3

Add the flour, garlic and 1 tbsp olive oil to the skillet, and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes. While stirring, pour in the vegetable broth, cashew milk and Worcestershire sauce. Season with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Simmer over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until reduced by half.

Sheperds pie ingredients

Step 4

Spoon Daring mixture into a 1-quart baking dish. Use a knife or spatula to spread the potatoes into one even layer on top of the Daring. Place the baking dish in your preheated oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the top is just beginning to brown. Finish by broiling on high for 2 to 3 minutes or until the top is browned in spots. Let cool slightly before serving.

Daring Plant Based Vegan Sheperds Pie

This recipe features

Daring Lemon and Herb Plant Based Chicken Pieces package

Daring Lemon & Herb Pieces

6 x 8oz pouches$45.00