good alternative shepherds pie
good flavour and texture, easy to cook, can be a bit watery sometimes.
Nothing at all like a cottage pie...
I was very excited to try this cottage pie as it's something I miss very much as a previous meat eater, now vegetarian. I'm not often moved to leave negative reviews but this was fairly awful I'm sorry to say. It smelled delicious as I pierced the film, but as it cooked it started to smell more unpleasant. Still, I thought, don't judge on just that, eat the thing :) Unfortunately it was firstly, nothing like a cottage pie, far far too tomato-ey. It was almost lasagne in taste, the mashed potato top tasted of precisely nothing and certainly there wasn't even a hint of 'cottage pie' about it. I had to leave it to go cold to be honest, hoping it would taste better then, from experience I know some foods are much tastier when cold, and the flavour did improve a little. I really couldn't get over how completely flooded with tomato my taste buds were, absolutely nothing at all like a cottage pie, very disappointed. As much as I love all things Tesco, this one won't be making a second appearance on my shoppy list :( Come on Tesco, make us a really rich, gravy, 'meaty' (like your meat free pies were) cottage pie tasting..cottage pie :)
I absolutely loved this pie, I’ve tried a few and the best so far. Whatever you do oven cook it though, gives the potato and lentils time to cook properly. Will definitely purchase again (if they ever restock it).
Far too much sugar in it.
I love mushrooms and thought I would love this but all I could taste was sugar. Much too sweet.
If you like potatoes you'll like this!
It's more potato than anything else but delicious when baked in the oven! Not sure why it has so many bad reviews.
Very little mashed potato and strangely hard lenti
Very little mashed potato and strangely hard lentils, had to add flavourings so it didn't go to waste. Wouldn't buy again.
Excellent if oven cooked.
Excellent vegan cottage pie - amongst the best I've had from a supermarket. As with all potato-topped pies, it's very important to oven cook it so it crisps up a little on top, it's not really suitable for microwaving, which will make it mushy in texture.
Not very good
Really like most of this range but this was a disappointment. It had a really strange taste and the lentils were like bullets. It went in the bin after three mouthfuls. Would not buy again
Hardly any mushroom
Very strange flavour - possibly too much garlic? Hardly any mushroom. Very glad I added peas to give some protein, texture and flavour!
Could do better ...
Well done, Tesco, for fortifying this plant-based product with several nutrients that can be low in plant-based diets, including B12 and iodine. Not so good is that while this meal only provides 1/5 of average daily protein requirements (11.9g, most people need 50-60g), it gives 1/4 total daily sugar allowance (7.5g out of 30g) and 1/3 recommened daily salt intake (1.9g out of 6g). Generally, more plants are good, more sugar and salt are bad.