Lentil Casserole


This lentil casserole is easy and healthy.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package dry lentils

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 (29 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 cup chopped carrots

  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper

  • 1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Spread lentils into a shallow 2-quart baking dish. Pour water over lentils, then add tomatoes, carrots, bell pepper, mushrooms, onion, celery, parsley, and garlic. Mix gently to combine. Cover the dish with aluminum foil.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until lentils are tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Remove aluminum foil and sprinkle Cheddar cheese over casserole. Continue to bake until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes more.


Colby cheese can be used in place of Cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

277 Calories
2g Fat
46g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 277
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 245mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 20g 73%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 30mg 150%
Calcium 144mg 11%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 1010mg 21%

* 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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