Cheesy lentils is probably our family’s most often used staple meal; we have it at least every other week due to its simplicity and great taste! This is a great meal to work into your rotation, especially if you are looking for an easy meal.

Why I Like This

We usually have these ingredients on hand so this is often a meal we can fall back on if plans change. There is practically no work involved with this meal! This is also a great gluten free meal, as well.

  • Pros: This meal has the quickest preparation time of any I know: 5 minutes! And after you toss everything into the oven to bake, there is nothing else to do – easy!
  • Con: The cooking time is one hour. So while it is quick and easy to prepare, you have to wait awhile before it’s done.


Try to use organic ingredients, if possible.

  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 box vegetable broth (32 oz.)
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese


  1. Rinse lentils and rice and place in 9″ x 9″ x 2″ casserole dish (or whatever you think will work).
  2. Add vegetable broth and stir.
  3. Cover and bake in oven at 375° F for 50 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and sprinkle grated cheese on top.
  5. Cover and place back in oven for 5-10 more minutes, until cheese starts to turn golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven, uncover, and let it sit for a few minutes.
  7. Serve with a salad or some vegetables.
  8. Enjoy!

Wendy –

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