Vegetarian Sheppards Pie (Diabetic)


2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup sliced onion
1 package (16 ounces) mushrooms, quartered
1 1/4 teaspoons minced garlic, divided
1 cup sliced carrots
1 cup sliced celery
1 cup frozen green peas
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk
1 tablespoon light margarine
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Fresh rosemary (optional)


Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir 3 minutes or until just begins to soften. Add mushrooms; cook and stir 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add 1 teaspoon garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add carrots, celery, and peas; cook and stir 5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
Sprinkle flour over vegetables; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add broth, salt, and dried rosemary. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 30 to 35 minutes or until thickened.
Meanwhile, place potatoes in medium saucepan. Add enough water to cover potatoes. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender; drain.
Beat potatoes, milk, margarine, remaining 1/4 teaspoon garlic, and pepper in medium bowl with electric mixer at low speed until smooth.
Preheat broiler. Pour vegetable mixture into 2-quart casserole. Gently spread mashed potatoes over top. Broil 5 minutes or until light golden brown. Garnish with fresh rosemary.
Yield: 6 servings.

Helpful Hints:

Serving size: 1/6 of recipe.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories:  160
Carbohydrates:  28 g
Protein:  6 g
Fat:  3 g
Saturated Fat:  1 g
Cholesterol:  0 mg
Sodium:  240 mg
Fiber:  5 g
Exchanges per serving:
2 Bread/Starch, 1/2 Fat.

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