I've been trying many vegetarian 'meatloaf' recipes trying to find one we thought was just right. This is a conglomeration of several recipes and my own spin. You can top it with sauce or ketchup before baking, but I don't bother.

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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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  • Combine broth and lentils in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until lentils are soft and broth is absorbed, 20 to 30 minutes. Drain extra broth, if necessary. Mash lentils slightly and transfer to a large mixing bowl.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a loaf pan.

  • Add oats, Cheddar cheese, panko, eggs, onion, ketchup, garlic, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, basil, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper to the bowl with the lentils and mix well. Transfer mixture to the prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until loaf starts to brown, 35 to 45 minutes. Let sit 10 minutes before serving. Loosen sides using a spatula before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

235 calories; 7.1 g total fat; 56 mg cholesterol; 378 mg sodium. 31.1 g carbohydrates; 13.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2020
Very tasty. My husband, a non vegetarian, said it was a keeper. I served it with a mushroom gravy. I pressure cooked the lentils because for me they always seem crunchy when cooked any other way. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2020
Very tasty. My husband, a non vegetarian, said it was a keeper. I served it with a mushroom gravy. I pressure cooked the lentils because for me they always seem crunchy when cooked any other way. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2019
I followed the recipe but added diced uncooked carrots and celery to the mix before putting into the loaf pan. I would imagine sauteed diced mushrooms would also be a good addition. I served with Red Mashed Potatoes (whipped with only olive oil the starchy potato water and chicken or veg broth) and a Mushroom Gravy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2020
Very tasty. My husband, a non vegetarian, said it was a keeper. I served it with a mushroom gravy. I pressure cooked the lentils because for me they always seem crunchy when cooked any other way. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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