Baked Lentils Casserole

Baked Lentils Casserole
Makes: 5 servings
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Baked lentils, vegetables, and cheese make a complete vegetarian dinner in one dish.


1 cup lentils (rinsed)
3/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
  ground black pepper (1/4 teaspoon, optional)
1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  garlic powder (1/4 teaspoon, optional)
1 can tomatoes
2 carrots (thinly sliced)
1/2 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)


1. Combine lentils, water, seasonings, onion, and tomatoes.

2. Place in 2 quart casserole dish.

3. Cover tightly with lid or foil.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

5. Remove from oven and add carrots. Stir.

6. Cover and bake 30 minutes longer.

7. Remove cover and sprinkle cheese on top.

8. Bake, uncovered 5 minutes, until cheese melts.



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i would added some kind of meat to this recipe
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My husband and I love this dish! It has become one of our favorite dinners. I like to serve it with brown rice on the side.
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Better than I expected. Very good and so easy.
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I replaced the salt with 1/4 teaspoon of curry powder. It had an excellent aroma and good texture.
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My only problem is that I didn't have a lid and used foil to cover the cassarole while cooking. I did not secure the foil tightly and so the cooking time was longer than normal. Next time I will use a casserole dish with a lid.
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