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6 servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 15 mins
Meal Type:
Main Dishes
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Cheesy Lentil Bake

Lentils are the key ingredient in this healthy vegetarian cheddar topped bake.



  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 °F (190 °C).
  2. Rinse lentils and place in shallow 9x13" baking pan, add seasonings, onions, garlic, water and can of tomatoes.
  3. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  4. Stir carrots, celery and pepper into lentils, cook uncovered for 40 minutes, add water if needed.
  5. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 5 more minutes.
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Everyone in my family loved this.
Without the carrots and only half the cheese, this is a suitable low-GI recipe. I used canned lentils. If you do, do not use any additional water and the cooking time is reduced to 30 minutes total.
28 Nov 10 by member: oceanroses
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Nutrition summary:

There are 378 calories in 1 serving of Cheesy Lentil Bake.
Calorie break-down: 21% fat, 51% carbs, 28% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 80
Calories 378
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 8.94g 14%
  Saturated Fat 4.824g 24%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.459g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g  
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 879mg 37%
Potassium 940mg  
Total Carbohydrate 50.28g 17%
  Dietary Fiber 22.1g 88%
  Sugars 6.06g  
Protein 27.25g  
Vitamin A 696% Vitamin C 275%
Calcium 372% Iron 188%
of RDI*
(378 calories)
19% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (51%)
Fat (21%)
Protein (28%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories