Gluten Free Autumn Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

by Carol Kicinski on November 14, 2011

Gluten Free Recip-es | Autumn Shepherd's Pie As diligently as I follow a gluten free diet (and I am diligent – I never, EVER knowingly and willingly cheat) sometimes it happens – I get glutenized!

Such was the case sometime Saturday. I woke up Sunday with my typical signs, a migraine headache and a mysterious, unrelenting itchiness.

Unfortunately, ingesting gluten does nothing to dampen my appetite. No matter how icky I feel, I still need to eat. And at that point I want “comfort food”.

For me, Shepherd’s Pie is pure comfort. My mother made it often when I was growing up, usually using leftovers. I loved it more that whatever the original dinner was.

So I scrounged around my kitchen to see what I could find to put together for a quick and effortless Shepherd’s Pie. I had half a rotisserie chicken in the fridge, a large sweet potato in my veggie bowl and a freezer stocked with a variety of Kettle Cuisine gluten free soups – they are all made with the highest quality ingredients and are made by actual people in an actual kitchen!  The ingredients are prepared the way I would prepare them at home if I were making soup – they are hand peeled, and cut and treated with care and that’s why I LOVE Kettle Cuisine’s soups.

I chose their Roasted Vegetable Soup, not just gluten-free but dairy-free also, and in about 25 minutes I made a dinner for two that was simple but didn’t taste like it, with its rich, complex flavors. This made 2 large, grown up servings, you can easily double or even triple this recipe if need be.

This is seriously one of the easiest gluten free recipes I have ever made. Perfect for a time when you feel like “cooked-all-day comfort food” but don’t have the time or energy to cook all day.

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Gluten Free Recipes | Quick Shepherd's Pie

Gluten Free Autumn Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Ingredients

3 cups diced sweet potatoes (from 1 large or two medium, about 1 ½ pounds) – cut into 1 inch dice
1 package Kettle Cuisine Roasted Vegetable Soup
2 cups cooked chicken (about half a chicken) – shredded or diced
2 tablespoons Earth Balance (or other dairy free butter substitute)
¼ cup rice milk
1 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
½ teaspoon black pepper

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Put the sweet potatoes into a pan with heavily salted cold water. Cover and bring to a boil. Once it comes to a boil cook until fork tender, about 10 minutes.

While the sweet potatoes are cooking, microwave the soup for 3 – 4 minutes or until hot. Stir and pour into a mixing bowl. Add the chicken and stir to combine. Divide the mixture between 2 oven safe bowls or ramekins (my ramekins hold 18 ounces).

When the sweet potatoes are done, drain them and then return them to the hot pot. Put back on the fire and cook for another 30 seconds or so to evaporate any excess liquid. Turn off the heat, mash the potatoes with a potato masher then add the Earth Balance, rice milk, salt and pepper. Mash together until fairly smooth. Divide the potato mixture between the ramekins on top of the chicken mixture. Spread all the way to the edges of the ramekins. With the tines of a fork, rake the top of the potatoes to create little ridges. Cook for 10 – 15 minutes or until hot and bubbly. If you want the top of the potatoes a little more browned, turn on the broiler and broil for a minute but watch carefully so it doesn’t burn.

Servings

A gluten free recipe that serves 2 hungry people.

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  • Anita

    Oh my – this looks and sounds wonderful!

    • http://www.simplygluten-free.com Carol Kicinski

      Thanks Anita!

  • http://glutenfreetravels.blogspot.com Nancy@http://glutenfreetravels.blogspot.com

    Super easy and yummy, what else could you ask for? Thanks.

    • http://www.simplygluten-free.com Carol Kicinski

      Exactly :)

  • http://intolerantchef.blogspot.com InTolerantChef

    What a great dinner, easy and delicious! Hope you feel better soon.

    • http://www.simplygluten-free.com Carol Kicinski

      Thank you so much – I am all better now!

  • http://www.sheletthemeatcake.com Maggie

    I love shepherd’s pie! Total comfort food :) My Mom used to make it all the time too. Now it’s Pete’s job! Love that this is dairy-free. xo

    • http://www.simplygluten-free.com Carol Kicinski

      Thank you Maggie!

  • http://www.carascravings.com Cara

    Never would have thought to use pre-made soup this way. What a great idea!

    • http://www.simplygluten-free.com Carol Kicinski

      Thanks Cara, I have to say that soup added so much flavor to the pie with no time!

  • http://www.glutenfreescallywag.com jas

    wow using pre made soup? who’d have thought? Well, you of course. Delicious Carol!

    • http://www.simplygluten-free.com Carol Kicinski

      Thanks Jas but then again it is pretty darn good soup I started with :)

  • http://www.glutenfreediet100.com Chloe Boggs

    Awesome combination especially with the roasted vegetable soup being gluten free and dairy free. Not only that, it serves two people already.Following the directions is one of the easiest recipes for a gluten free pie.

    • http://www.simplygluten-free.com Carol Kicinski

      Thanks for stopping by Chloe and I certainly agree! :)

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