You are here: Home » Recipes » Harvest Shepherd’s Pie Harvest Shepherd’s Pie Recipe by Relish Contributor Yield 6 servings A classic comfort food goes vegetarian with loads of fall’s root vegetables. PrintEmail Ingredients Vegetable Filling:1 tablespoon olive or canola oil3 sprigs fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried1 sprig fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried1 (1 1/2-pound) butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and diced and 1-inch cubes1 cup peeled and diced parsnips1 cup peeled and diced turnips and rutabaga1 cup diced onions1 cup peeled and diced carrots1 cup sliced celery1 cup red wine3 cups canned vegetable broth2 tablespoons cornstarch1/4 cup water1 cup whole button mushrooms or 1 large portobello mushroom, diced Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to tastePotato Crust:2 pounds sweet potatoes1 tablespoon molasses2 teaspoons grated ginger root3/4 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper Instructions To make filling: Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the thyme, rosemary and all the vegetables except mushrooms; saute 5 to 8 minutes. Sprinkle with red wine to prevent sticking. Add broth and simmer about 10 minutes or until vegetables are almost cooked. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Add mushrooms and cornstarch mixture to pan, simmer 1 minute or until sauce thickens. Season with salt and pepper. This filling may be made up to two days prior to completing the pie. To make crust: Preheat oven to 375F. Place sweet potatoes in a roasting pan and roast approximately 50 minutes or until very tender. Let cool and then remove skin from the baked sweet potatoes. Mash the cooked potatoes, molasses and gingerroot with a fork until smooth. For an extra creamy crust, whip potatoes using a wire whip. Season with salt and pepper. Pour filling into a 2 1/2-quart casserole dish. Lightly spread sweet potato mixture evenly over the entire surface of the filling with a rubber spatula. Make a design in the potato crust if desired. Bake 50 minutes or until crust is golden brown and vegetables are heated through.