Easy and healthy casserole!

Shane

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 35 mins
total:
1 hr 55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Spread lentils into a shallow 2-quart baking dish. Pour water over lentils. Add tomatoes, carrots, green bell pepper, mushrooms, onion, celery, parsley, and garlic to lentil mixture. Cover dish with aluminum foil.

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

Cook's Note:

Colby cheese can be used in place of Cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Facts

277 calories; protein 20.5g 41% DV; carbohydrates 46.4g 15% DV; fat 2g 3% DV; cholesterol 3mg 1% DV; sodium 245mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (41)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2015
This was awesome! I left out the carrots and celery and did not top with cheese. It was delicious. The next day I smashed some into patties added some spices and fried them - and the day after that I just stir fried the leftovers with a little cumin and made meat free tacos. Thank you for this recipe!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/15/2018
This sounded yummy with all the veggies, but be forewarned, lentils cooked the way recipe suggests, may lead to an excessive amount of flatulence. Dried lentils should be soaked in water for 8 hours beforehand and then rinsed thoroughly before cooking to cut down on the human hydrogen bombs. Read More
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49 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2015
This was awesome! I left out the carrots and celery and did not top with cheese. It was delicious. The next day I smashed some into patties added some spices and fried them - and the day after that I just stir fried the leftovers with a little cumin and made meat free tacos. Thank you for this recipe!! Read More
(28)
Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2018
This sounded yummy with all the veggies, but be forewarned, lentils cooked the way recipe suggests, may lead to an excessive amount of flatulence. Dried lentils should be soaked in water for 8 hours beforehand and then rinsed thoroughly before cooking to cut down on the human hydrogen bombs. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2014
This was very good, but made so much I had to give it away. I had to use a 3 qt dish since it would not fit in the 2 qt as stated. If I make it again I will only use 1/4 of the recipe. Probably enough in this recipe to feed at least 12 people as a side dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2016
This is a great basic recipe. It is very flexible. I used tomatoes with green chiles because I did not have green pepper on hand. Then I decided to go with a southwestern flare and added 1 tsp cumin and omitted the mushrooms. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2014
This recipe was awesome! I used red lentils and added both fresh parsley and basil leaves. The next morning my husband and I incorporated some of our leftovers in our scrambled eggs for a nice twist to breakfast. I will definitely be making this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2016
My updates: I got my big Dutch oven pot out and stirred all the ingredients together in it. Then I dumped it all into a lasagna dish to cook. For the carrots I used 1 cup of shredded carrots (I was lazy) I used 4 cloves of garlic Added a bit extra water (1/2 c) to it after 1 hr (the lentils were still hard). I cooked it for 1.5 hrs. It's pretty tasty! I would make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2015
I did not expect to like this at all but wanted to make something with green lentils. So glad I tried it! As well as original ingredients I tweaked recipe with 2 tsp each: cumin turmeric then a dash of salt and pepper. Included chopped zucchini. Used a medium roaster because I was worried it would spill over. About 2/3 way through the cooking time I added some spicy Clamato juice because I felt it might be getting a bit dry (1 1/2 cups). This could be the missing ingredient for anyone who felt the recipe was lacking in taste. Anyway a must try for anyone looking to add fiber into their diet! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2015
This recipe was easy and tasty! As some people suggested I added turmeric and cumin and I added some fresh coriander on the top which was great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2014
I loves this recipe. It was absolutely delicious and one of the healthiest things I could possibly make. IT was kind of like lentil soup without the water and in a pan but it was so good! Read More
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