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Lentil Sloppy Joes

8 reviews

When I experimented with making more vegetarian-friendly recipes, this was one of my biggest hits—we still eat it weekly! My preschooler will always eat every bite of these tangy lentil joes. —Christina Rock, Covington, Washington

Sweet Potato Lentil Stew

12 reviews

I fell in love with the spicy aromas in this slow-cooked lentil stew. Add whatever ingredients you have on hand,...


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Italian Herb-Lentil Patties with Mozzarella

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


Southwest Vegetarian Lentil Soup

1 review

Even self-avowed carnivores won’t miss the meat in this zippy dish. It’s chock-full of healthy ingredients that will keep you...


Vegetable Lentil Stew

3 reviews

This delicious stew is nothing but good for you! The chunky mixture, seasoned with chili powder and cumin, is chock-full...

Homemade Lentil Barley Stew

7 reviews

“Green chilies and fresh ginger add zip to this thick meatless stew. It can be served as is or with...


Lentil-Tomato Soup

51 reviews

Double the recipe and share this hearty soup with neighbors and loved ones on cold winter nights. I serve it...

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...


Italian Lentil Soup

10 reviews

Lentils, like beans, are part of the legume family and add cholesterol-reducing fiber to this tasty soup. —Marybeth Gessele, Gaston,...


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...


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...

Meatless Lentil Soup

4 reviews

This has been my husband's favorite soup our whole 30-year married life. He enjoys taking a thermos of this to...


Mimi’s Lentil Medley

7 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...


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


Lentil Pumpkin Soup

5 reviews

Garlic and spices brighten up my hearty pumpkin soup. It’s just the thing we need on a chilly fall day....

Lentil Soup for the Soul

You'll never miss the meat when you serve this wonderful meal-in-a-bowl from Athena Russell of Florence, South Carolina. Rich and...