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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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 Turkish appetizer) into these lentil burgers. For a spicier burger, you can add hot chili powder or crushed red chili peppers. —Sheila Joan Suhan, Scottdale, Pennsylvania

Red Lentil Hummus with Brussels Sprout Hash

This spicy red lentil hummus is a new take on the classic dip. The Brussels sprout topping adds a special...


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 Lentil Stew

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


Lentil Sloppy Joes

7 reviews

When I experimented with making more vegetarian-friendly recipes, this was one of my biggest hits—we still eat it weekly! My...

Italian Lentil Soup

12 reviews

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


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...

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...


Lucky Bean Soup

6 reviews

This recipe is from a bean soup gift pack I developed as a fund-raiser for our church. We provide it...


Tasty Lentil Soup

2 reviews

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


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...

Lentil-Tomato Soup

54 reviews

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


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...


Red Lentil Soup Mix

2 reviews

Give your friends the gift of good health. Red lentils are a protein powerhouse, and loaded with folate, iron and...


Hearty Veggie Lentil Soup

7 reviews

Chock-full of veggies, this delicious lentil soup is really simple to fix. In St. Ignatius, Montana, Joy Maynard often doubles...


Satisfying Lentil Soup

1 review

Packed with a combination of flavorful ingredients, this heart healthy soup packs 15 g of fiber into each serving, and...

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 Pumpkin Soup

6 reviews

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


Lentil Barley Stew

You can have your comfort food and nutrition, too, when you stir up Sandy Starks' scrumptious stew. "We love this...


Orzo-Lentil Rice

2 reviews

A tender medley of pasta, lentils and rice partners perfectly with a meat or vegetarian entrée. Herbs and chopped veggies...


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...


Cream of Lentil Soup

9 reviews

Lentil lovers will want a second bowl of this nourishing soup with a subtle touch of curry. It looks particularly...


Lemon Lentil Soup

2 reviews

Loaded with protein-rich lentils, this hearty soup is rooted in the old-fashioned goodness of leeks, parsnips, celery and carrots. "The...


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...

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Tomato-Garlic Lentil Bowls

3 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...


Coconut Lentils with Rice

Years ago I made this recipe for my kids, and they loved it. One of my daughter's friends would always...


Spicy Lentil & Chickpea Stew

This recipe came to me from a friend who had worked at a health food store. I changed a few...


Hearty Lentil Spaghetti

12 reviews

“You won't miss any meat in this spaghetti sauce,” writes Marie Bender of Henderson, Nevada. Packed full of lentils and...


Baked Lentils with Cheese

3 reviews

Onions, garlic, tomatoes, green pepper and several herbs and spices give a hearty punch to Pamela Ulrich's cheesy bean dish....