There is a major contradiction in the meaning of the original shepherd’s pie ( or hachis parmentier) and ‘vegetarian’ once you realize leftover meat should be the most important ingredient. So just ignore Wikipedia, and start making an oven dish with lots of vegetables and mashed potatoes.
For 2 healthy people, wash 500 grams od fresh spinach. Remove the end parts. Drain. Chop and wash 1 leek and 2 spring onions. Chop 4 garlic cloves. Heat an oven resistant pan. Spread 2 table spoons of olive oil. Add the leek, spring onion and 1 table spoon of cumin seeds. Stir and bake. After almost 10 minutes, add the garlic and some lemon juice. Bake and stir. Add the spinach gradually. Stir regularly. At the end, add 250 chopped cherry tomatoes and the juice of 1/2 lemon Season with pepper, salt and 1 table spoon of chopped fresh mint. Allow to cool down.
Remove skin and chop 600 grams of potatoes. Boil in salted water, seasoned with bay leaf and a drizzle of olive oil, until tender. Drain. Add 175 of Philadelphia light. Smash. Season with pepper, salt, nutmeg and 1 table spoon of fresh chopped basil. Put the puree on top of the vegetables. Bake in the oven at 180° for almost 30 minutes, until golden brown.
Have a lovely weekend 😍