Lentil Recipes

Lentils are quick-cooking, tasty and loaded with protein and fiber. Keep our recipes with lentils in your back pocket for when you need a quick meal!

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One-Pot Coconut Curry Lentil Soup

This curry soup might be vegan, but it's still as creamy as ever. If you prefer a meatier bowl, toss some chicken and chicken broth into the recipe. —Kijan Zendi, San Diego, California

Cumin-Spiced Lentil Burgers

1 review

My lovely Turkish daughter-in-law has shared many recipes with our family. I transformed her original lentil log recipe (a traditional...


Red Lentil Hummus with Brussels Sprout Hash

1 review

Instead of chickpeas, this red lentil hummus uses lentils to create a hearty, healthful appetizer. The Brussels sprout topping makes...


Curry Pomegranate Protein Bowl

1 review

This recipe is simple and beautiful. It uses a lot of unique flavors that, when blended together, create an out-of-this-world...


Pressure-Cooker Andouille Lentil Chili

1 review

This recipe has been in my family for a number of years, and it's still a hit today. The smoky...

Pressure-Cooker Greek-Style Lentil Soup

1 review

This is a nice warming soup on a chilly day. Lentils are so good for you, too! —Mary Smith, Columbia,...


Pressure-Cooker Lentil Stew

1 review

This tasty vegetarian stew lets you take a break from meat. Adding the cream at the end gives it a...

Lentil Taco Cups

4 reviews

My trusty muffin tin never fails to help me put fun and easy hand-held mains on the table for my...


Greek-Style Lentil Soup

3 reviews

This healthy, warming soup is a satisfying vegetarian recipe, but you can use chicken broth or add cooked meat if...


French Lentil and Carrot Soup

8 reviews

It's crazy how just a few ingredients can make such a difference. Using finely chopped rotisserie chicken in this recipe...


Ancient Grain Beef Stew

2 reviews

My version of beef stew is comfort food with a healthy twist. I use lentils and red quinoa rather than...

Chicken and Lentil Chili

I like to make a simple, hearty slow-cooked recipe at least once a week. You can mix this up the...


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Ham and Lentil Soup

15 reviews

This lentil soup with ham is a combination of two soup recipes I came across and adapted. I often serve...


Italian Herb-Lentil Patties with Mozzarella

1 review

My family has requested this meatless recipe over and over again. It is simple to prepare and even meat lovers...


Turkey Sausage and Lentil Soup

1 review

This recipe was given to me by my son, Chris, and we have it several times during the winter months....


Chunky Sausage Lentil Soup

4 reviews

Lentils are an inexpensive but nutritious power food, and these days, a hot, filling and flavorful family meal at a...

Beef Barley Lentil Soup

32 reviews

I serve this soup often to family and friends on cold nights, along with homemade rolls and a green salad....


Beef Lentil Soup

15 reviews

You can prepare this soup as the main course in a hearty lunch or dinner. On cold winter evenings here...


Lentil Loaf

4 reviews

This lentil loaf is so flavorful, you won't miss the meat. And it's packed with fiber and nutrients. —Tracy Fleming,...


Mimi’s Lentil Medley

9 reviews

I made this one summer evening by putting together what I had on hand. My husband gave it his top...


Spiced Sweet Potato Chowder

2 reviews

At my house, we're all crazy for chowder. This meatless version is loaded with root veggies and spices—cinnamon, cardamom and...


Lentil White Bean Pilaf

4 reviews

Vegetarians will be happy to see this hearty meatless grain pilaf on the holiday buffet table. I like to make...


Tasty Lentil Tacos

24 reviews

When my husband's cholesterol numbers rose, I quickly lowered the fat in our family's diet. Finding dishes that were healthy...


Spinach and Sausage Lentil Soup

4 reviews

During the cooler months of the year, this soup makes regular appearances on our dinner table. It is approved by...


Italian-Style Lentil Soup

14 reviews

I cook with lentils often because they're a nutritious, inexpensive source of protein. This low-fat soup is one of my...

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Tomato-Garlic Lentil Bowls

4 reviews

An Ethiopian recipe inspired this feel-good dinner that's tangy, creamy and packed with hearty comfort. —Rachael Cushing, Portland, Oregon


Creamy Lentils with Kale Artichoke Saute

4 reviews

I've been trying to eat more meatless meals, so I experimented with this hearty saute and served it over brown...


Squash and Lentil Lamb Stew

My family lived in New Zealand many years ago. Every Sunday my mother made a lamb stew—it was Dad's favorite!...


Vegetable Lentil Soup

4 reviews

Here’s a healthy slow-cooker soup that's ideal for vegetarians and those watching their weight. Butternut squash and lentils...


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Tasty Lentil Soup

Legume lovers can easily fill up on Dorothy Webb's substantial soup without expanding their waistlines. Lentils lend taste and texture...


Southwest Barley & Lentil Soup

6 reviews

My family makes lentil soup every new year for good luck. My mom has been making it since I was...