Lentil Casserole

Heather says:

This lentil casserole recipe is light on the budget, simple, and filling.

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  • 2 cups dried lentils
  • 4 cups water
  • 1TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  •  1 onion – diced
  • 2 cloves garlic – minced or pressed
  • 2 celery ribs chopped
  • 2 carrots – chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper (optional)
  • 1 green bell pepper (or two if the red is omitted)
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 tsp vinegar

In a lidded sauce pan heat the lentils and water over medium heat for ten minutes, then reduce to low, cover, and simmer for 20 – 25 minutes.  The lentils should absorb most of the water.  Stir occasionally

lentilcasserole3.jpgWhile the lentils are cooking, heat the olive oil over medium heat.  Cook the onion until soft, add the celery, carrot, bell pepper, and garlic.  Cook for 3 – 4 minutes, the carrot should be beginning to soften.  Stir in the basil, soy sauce, and vinegar.

Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a 9 x 9 pan.

Stir the lentils into the vegetables with a fork, as you want the lentils be somewhat mashed.  Stir in the oats.  Press into the pan and bake 20 – 25 minutes and firmly set.

lentilcasserole2.jpgLet the casserole stand for 5 – 10 minutes before serving.

 

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Comments

  1. says

    The recipe was originally called Lentil Loaf, but I truly find the idea unappetizing. Loaf isn’t the best food descriptor unless it applies to bread or meatloaf specifically.

  2. JRae says

    Oooh, I’m excited about this because I’m fond of this lentil pottage I made recently but I wanted an idea of what to do with the rest of the dried lentils without repeating myself… thanks!

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  4. Jason says

    Is the oatmeal cooked prior to going into the recipe? If not is there enough liquid to cook it?

    Thanks.

    Jason.

  5. SAM says

    I LOVED THE LENTIL CASSEROLE, IT WAS DELICIOUS! I USED AN ITALIAN SEASONING BLEND INSTEAD OF BASIL AND IT WAS GREAT. THANK YOU FOR POSTING THESE RECIPES.. LOVE THIS SITE!

  6. says

    Eventually got round to trying this. Wasn't sure if I'd enjoy it, as I haven't had lentils for years,but I must say I was pleasantly surprised.

  7. casey says

    I made this last night but I don’t think I cooked it long enough. It cooked for 25 and seemed firm when I took it out, but when I went to serve it everything fell apart. Also, I cooked my lentils until they were soft (about 30 min) but there was still a lot of water left so I drained it, should I have left it in?