Baked Lentils Casserole

Lentils 11 - Final 2

(This blog was created by guest blogger, Mollie Stover, a nutrition exercise health science and dietetic student at the Univerity of Nebraska-Lincoln.)

Are you interested in incorporating more nutritious, meatless meals into your diet?  If you are, this Lentil Casserole is an excellent recipe for you.

This quick and easy recipe provides a delectable lentil-vegetable medley that is rich in protein, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron.

Lentils 1 - Ingredients 2

  • Yield: 5 servings
  • Cooking time: 1 hour
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup lentils (rinsed)
  • ¾ cups water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (16 ounces)
  • 2 thinly chopped carrots
  • ½ shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Rinse lentils in a colanderLentils 5 - Colander 2
  3. Combine lentils, water, onion, tomatoes, and seasoningLentils 7 - Tomato and Onion 2
  4. Cover tightly with tinfoil or a lid and bake for 30 minutesLentils 9 - Foil 2
  5. Remove from oven and stir in carrots Lentils 8 - Carrot Addition 2
  6. Cover once again and place in oven for an additional 30 minutes
  7. Remove from oven and sprinkle cheese on topLentils 10 - Cheese 2
  8. Bake, uncovered, for an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted
  9. Enjoy!

Recipe Source: University of Wisconsin, Cooperative Extension Service

 

 

7 responses to “Baked Lentils Casserole

  1. Yum! I’ve done something similar with lentils and brown rice! Great for leftovers too.

  2. Annete Lawler

    I like the look of the recipes. Clear pictures and visually appealing. Easy to follow.

  3. Sounds nice any idea what lentils these are? In India you get a huge variety of them a name would help

    • Hi, they are just the regular type of lentils you can buy in a grocery store. The recipe did not specify any specific type of lentil. Are there any in particular you would recommend?

  4. Is it 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese?

  5. I made this recipe tonight. It is wonderful! I am vegan and my husband sadly has stomach cancer and needs soft foods. I baked the lentils and carrots a little longer for extra softening but seasoning is perfect and it is super easy to make. Thank you so much.

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