January 26, 2015

Cheesy Lentil Bake

I originally came across this recipe here.
It's been made quite a few times since then.
I have tweaked and altered it so that it's just the way we like it.
With teenage tummies to fill, you can't go wrong.
Frugal and delicious and easy.  What more could you want?

I serve it up with a pot of rice and it fills six very hungry
tummies right up.  Full to the brim.  Adjust accordingly.

3 cups water
2 cups brown lentils, rinsed and drained
1 whole bay leaf
1/4 tsp dried ground sage
1/4 tsp dried thyme leaves
1 large onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 tin 14 oz diced tomatoes with green chilies and lime juice
1 tin 14 oz tomato sauce

4 large carrots, diced
4 large celery sticks, diced
2 red peppers, chopped
1/4 tsp cayenne
2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Mix together first nine ingredients (up to and including the two types of tomatoes)
in a 10 x 15 inch glass baking dish.  Stir together well.
Bake uncovered for 30 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

After the 30 minutes of baking, stir in the remaining chopped veggies and spices.
Cover with foil and bake for a further 45 minutes.

Serve over rice and sprinkle with cheese and let sit until the cheese melts a little.
You could also just sprinkle the entire dish with cheese prior to serving to streamline things.
I hope you like it as much as we do.  Enjoy!

Happy Monday Y'all!
With Love, Camille


Esther said...

Yum! Looks delish! Can't wait to try this one. Thank you!

Sandy said...

Dear Camille,
Yummmmm, it makes me hungry just by looking at it. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will definitely give this a try. Cheers to hungry tummies. :)

Anonymous said...

That does sound delicious and like a perfect meal for these cold windy days.

Camille said...

Dear Esther ~ You wouldn't think it would be a hit with the kids, but it is! So thankful for something yummy and inexpensive to nourish them with. I know you know all about this. :)

Dear Sandy ~ If you do make it, just cut it in half or make the entire recipe and freeze the leftovers. Yippee for leftovers!! XO

Dear Nikki ~ Yes, a perfect meal for winter. Hugs to you. :)

With love,

Pam said...

It sounds delicious. I love Lentils. I have some I've been wanting to make; I think I will make a pot of them in the next day or two. I like the idea of putting it over rice and sprinkling cheese on top. I also loved your previous post about purpose. It was so well said, and I agree whole heartedly; our purpose is to glorify God and Enjoy Him forever…. everything we do is for the glory of God… it is so good to remember that. Have a great week Camille.

Unknown said...

OH this looks delicious! I'm writing this one down.

Camille said...

Dear Pam ~ I hope you like this dish as much as we do. In fact…it's dinner tonight! :)

Dear Jenny ~ Yippee! I hope you and your family approve. :)

With love,

Hopes Handcrafts said...

mmmmm...Yum! I love lentils and they are so good for you too! xo

Camille said...

Dear Julia ~ I hope you like these lentils recipe if you do decide to give them a try. Blessings to you! Love, Camille

Esther said...

I made this for my family and everyone liked it!! Even my pickier eaters. Yay!! And thank you for putting a picture of the can of tomatoes. It made it so much easier for me to find when I knew exactly what to look for!! Thanks for another great recipe to add to our rotation!

Camille said...

Dear Esther ~ Ooohh...I am SO glad you all liked them!! Yippee!!! :) Love, Camille