Lentil and cheese bake serves

PennyBy Penny  ,   

January 18, 2018

A tasty veggie dish

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 50 mins
  • Yields: Serves 4


1 tbspn oil

1 onion, chopped

1 carrot, chopped

1 celery stick chopped

150g red lentils

1 clove garlic crushed

420ml vegetable stock

Sliced tomatoes

100g grated cheese

2 tbsp chopped parsley

1 egg, beaten

salt and pepper

2 tbsp wholemeal breadcrumbs

2 tsp sesame se


1Heat oven to 180c

2Heat the oil in a pan

3Add the onion and fry till soft.

4Add carrot, celery, lentils, garlic and stock and put on a lid

5Bring it to boil then simmer for 20 minutes or until all stock is absorbed.

6Add 75g of the cheese, the parsley and the egg to the lentil mixture and stir thoroughly.

7Season well and spoon into a shallow ovenproof dish and smooth the top.

8Top with sliced tomatoes

9Mix breadcrumbs with sesame seeds and the remaining cheese and sprinkle over the top.

10Bake in pre-heated oven for 45 minutes until topping is golden brown and crisp.


14 Reviews


February 19, 2018

Made this tonight, really nice and low in calories too. If using it for 4 portions it would be 4 quite small ones, fine at 3 portions. For some reason my cheese on top didn’t go bubbly it went hard but it was still fine. Made with dried gluten free bread crumbs which worked well and served with peas. Watch the simmering as mine was done in half the suggested time.
Will definetly be making again.

Jo Acharya

February 12, 2018

Thank you 🙂

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

February 12, 2018

Yes any lentils red , green or brown . P

Jo Acharya

February 12, 2018

I know this is an old post but would this work with green lentils???

Katharine Poulter

January 20, 2018

Sophie any good? Sounds tasty.

Ruth Chaplin

January 20, 2018

Janet Singleton

Michelle Tulloch

January 19, 2018

Made this for tea and was lovely. Will definitely be making again.

Dom Harding

January 18, 2018

Jessica Lucy???? Maybe?

Sarah Thody

January 18, 2018

I love this. Used to make something very similar all the time…. thanks for reminding me of how good it is!

Jayne Kershaw Owen

January 18, 2018

Brill thank you x

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

January 18, 2018

I’ll amend that – thanks . P

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

January 18, 2018

No need to soak red lentils

Lindsay Redpath

January 18, 2018

Fyi recipe says add water where it should say add stock – might confuse less confident cooks.

Jayne Kershaw Owen

January 18, 2018

Would the lentils need to be soaked overnight? I love lentils but I never know what to do with them!