Carrot Lentil Casserole Recipe

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Carrot Lentil Casserole Recipe

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"My husband loves this hearty meatless casserole, especially on a chilly winter evening," says Stacey Krawczyk of Champaign, Illinois. "It's wonderful served with crusty bread and a green salad."
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup finely chopped carrots
  • 3/4 cup dried lentils, rinsed
  • 3/4 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried thyme, basil and oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained

Directions

In a 3-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray, combine the onion, carrots, lentils, rice, cheese, green pepper and seasonings. Stir in broth and tomatoes. Cover and bake at 350° for 1-1/4 to 1-3/4 hours or until the liquid is absorbed and lentils and rice are tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Carrot Lentil Casserole in Light & Tasty February/March 2002, p55

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 239 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 557mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 8g fiber), 14g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup finely chopped carrots
  • 3/4 cup dried lentils, rinsed
  • 3/4 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried thyme, basil and oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  1. In a 3-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray, combine the onion, carrots, lentils, rice, cheese, green pepper and seasonings. Stir in broth and tomatoes. Cover and bake at 350° for 1-1/4 to 1-3/4 hours or until the liquid is absorbed and lentils and rice are tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Carrot Lentil Casserole in Light & Tasty February/March 2002, p55

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bereitbach User ID: 4958434 204722
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2014

"My whole family enjoyed this! I left out the cheese and substituted salsa that I had on hand for the diced tomatoes. It had an excellent flavor. I like to eat lentils with tortilla chips so I scooped up the casserole with the chips. A delicious healthy (and pretty inexpensive) meal!"

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Hannah0418 User ID: 1795891 59029
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012

"Very Good! Think I'll omit the cheese next time - don't think the dish needs it."

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keverwann User ID: 1807985 33778
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

"Made this without the cheese. Took 2.5 hours!!!! to cook in a calibrated oven. Hubby would only eat it smothered in ketchup. Hope you like it more than we did."

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maggieaw User ID: 4163584 59027
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2010

"Really good! This is one delicious veggie dish that requires very little preparation. I bought a bag of shredded carrots which even made the dish quicker.PLUS, everyone who walked into my house said Ohh whatever you are making for dinner smells so good!"

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shmemily8 User ID: 2700473 40403
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2009

"This was fanstastic. Very flavorful for such a light dish. HIGHLY recommended."

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