Lentil Loaf


This vegetarian staple features a crunchy bread crumb topping. Make it the centerpiece of your meal, and serve with a savory vegetarian gravy, mashed potatoes, and English peas.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
6 servings


  • 1 ⅛ cups green lentils

  • 2 ¼ cups water

  • 6 slices white bread, torn into small pieces

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup vegetable broth

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • ½ teaspoon dried basil

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ packet dry vegetable soup mix

  • cup dried bread crumbs


  1. Combine lentils and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until tender, about 40 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

  3. In a large bowl, mix together 2 cups cooked lentils, bread, eggs, broth, tomato paste, basil, garlic powder, black pepper, parsley, olive oil, and dry soup mix. Spread into prepared pan.

  4. Bake for 40 minutes. Sprinkle top with dry bread crumbs, and continue baking another 10 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

272 Calories
6g Fat
41g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 272
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 369mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 12g 44%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 469mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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