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Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie


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  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 sticks celery sliced
  • 1 small butternut squash cubed
  • 450ml vegetable stock
  • 420g tin of red kidney beans
  • 4 tomatoes halved
  • 2 red or yellow peppers sliced
  • 2 medium courgettes sliced
  • 3 carrots diced (optional)
  • 1 head of broccoli chopped (optional)
  • 4 sweet potatoes steamed for 15 minutes until soft then mashed


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Heat a little water and the olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the garlic, onion celery and then simmer for 3 minutes

Step 2

Add the squash and heat for a further 3 minutes, stirring. At this point you can also add in the optional vegetables (carrots & broccoli)

Step 3

Pour in the stock and bring to the boil over a medium heat

Step 4

Simmer gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally

Step 5

Add the kidney beans, peppers, tomatoes, and courgettes

Step 6

Transfer into baking dish, add the sweet potato mash as a topping

Step 7

Bake for 15 minutes at 200ºc / 400ºf / gas mark 6

Step 8


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