Stay full and satisfied with these 19 creative lentil recipes that showcase the versatility and deliciousness of this nutritious ingredient. From healthy breakfasts and flavorful stir-fries to satisfying main courses and innovative side dishes, these creations offer a range of options to incorporate lentils into your meals. Whether you’re a vegetarian looking for protein-rich options or simply seeking wholesome and filling recipes, these dishes provide a variety of flavors and textures that will keep you coming back for more. Embrace the goodness of lentils and enjoy these dishes that nourish both body and taste buds!
Crispy Protein Waffles
These waffles are a perfect high-protein breakfast option, made with red lentils and without any eggs or dairy. The crispy texture and delicious taste make them a perfect way to start your day.
Recipe: lentil waffles
Lentil Chickpea Curry
Lentil chickpea curry is a popular vegetarian dish that is as nutritious as it is delicious. Hearty and flavorful, this dish is easy to make. It combines lentils and chickpeas with a blend of aromatic spices to create a filling and satisfying meal that will leave you feeling nourished and satisfied.
Recipe: lentil chickpea curry
30-min Cozy Red Lentil Soup
This Red Lentil Soup is a flavorful and nutritious dish that is perfect for a quick and easy meal. With the combination of red lentils, vegetables, and spices, this soup is both satisfying and wholesome.
Recipe: Red Lentil Soup
Lasagna with Lentil Bolognese
This lentil lasagna is a delicious and satisfying dish that features a rich and flavorful lentil bolognese sauce layered with creamy white bechamel and lasagna noodles. It is a perfect comfort food that will leave you feeling full and satisfied.
Recipe: lentil lasagna
This lentil loaf is packed with nutrients and flavor, and it’s a perfect option for a healthy and filling dinner. Plus, it’s easy to customize with your favorite herbs and spices for a dish that is sure to impress.
Recipe: lentil loaf
Quick Broccoli Lentil Stir Fry
This lentil stir-fry recipe is the perfect solution for a quick, easy and healthy meal. With tender lentils, crunchy broccoli florets, and sweet corn, it comes together in just 20 minutes, and is served with flavorful turmeric rice.
Recipe: broccoli lentil stir fry
Sweet Red Lentil Pancakes
These sweet red lentil pancakes are a delicious and nutritious alternative to traditional pancakes, with a light and fluffy texture and a natural source of protein. Made with only 6 pantry ingredients, they can be enjoyed without any taste of the lentils.
Recipe: red lentil pancake
Stew with Dumplings
This stew with dumplings is a delicious and comforting dish that will warm you up on a cold night. The flavorful stew, loaded with veggies and lentils, is topped with tender and fluffy dumplings, making it a satisfying and wholesome meal.
Recipe: stew with dumplings
Lentil Burger with Coleslaw
Indulge in a satisfying plant-based meal with our Lentil Burger accompanied by a refreshing coleslaw. The hearty lentil patty, seasoned to perfection, is complemented by the crisp and tangy coleslaw, creating a harmonious blend of flavors and textures that will leave you fully satisfied and craving another bite.
Recipe: lentil burger
Spicy Lentil Mushroom Tacos
Spicy Lentil Mushroom Tacos offer a mouthwatering twist on traditional tacos, with a hearty and flavorful filling. The combination of protein-rich lentils, savory mushrooms, and a kick of spice creates a satisfying plant-based meal that’s sure to please taco lovers.
Recipe: spicy lentil tacos
Ginger Vegetable Stir-Fry
Ginger Vegetable Stir-Fry is a delicious and healthy dish bursting with vibrant flavors. The combination of fresh vegetables and aromatic ginger creates a satisfying and nourishing meal.
Recipe: ginger vegetable stir fry
Lentil Tacos! These are the BEST swap for ground meat tacos with the same amount of protein and half the fat!
Recipe: lentil tacos
Tuscan Lentil Soup
Tuscan Lentil Soup! Healthy lentil soup with an Italian flair. So delicious and perfect anytime!
Recipe: tuscan lentil soup
The Ultimate Lentil Shepherd’s Pie! A rich and hearty lentil stew topped with homemade mashed potatoes.
Recipe: lentil shepherds pie
Slow Cooker Lentil Sloppy Joes
Slow Cooker Lentil Sloppy Joes! These lentil sloppy joes are perfect for busy weeknights. Place everything in the slow cooker and dinner is ready when you are.
Recipe: lentil sloppy joes
Red Lentil Curry
Quick and easy Red Lentil Curry, also known as Masoor Dal, made in the instant pot and stovetop. This super delicious, healthy and budget friendly meal can be made in less than 30 minutes!
Recipe: red lentil curry
Whole Masoor Dal
Enjoy this delicious & healthy Whole Masoor Dal, also known as Brown Lentils Curry, made in the Instant Pot or Stovetop Pressure Cooker.
Recipe: lentil masoor dal
Lentils with Sweet Potatoes
This aromatic, comforting, filling and light lentils with sweet potatoes recipe will be your new meatless favorite. It combines lentils, sweet potato, spinach, and carrot with a wonderful fragrant spice combination that makes it so very comforting and filling.
Recipe: lentils with sweet potatoes
Mediterranean Lentil Dip
So many strong, meaty tastes, in this light lentil dip, but everyone can indulge in it without guilt. Creamy and smooth, my favorite way to eat it is to scoop it with my favorite chips. In addition to being dairy-free and gluten-free, this tasty entrée or appetizer can also be made vegan!
Recipe: lentil dip