Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins

The herbs added to this casserole make it so flavorful. Add a salad and you've got a healthy, delicious, meat-free dinner. Also works great as a side item.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine water, lentils, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, salt, pepper, marjoram, sage, thyme and bay leaf in 13x9 casserole.
  3. Cover and bake for 45 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and stir in tomatoes.
  5. Recover and bake an additional 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese.
  7. Bake uncovered for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  8. Remove bay leaf before serving.


Most Helpful

I made this for dinner per directions and am happy to say that I have finally found a lentil dish every family member liked. I served it with a salad and fruit. I thought it had an Italian flavor and was easy to make. Thanks for the healthy and tasty recipe. I will make this again.

pyke June 02, 2002

Excellent lentil dish. I did add a pinch of peri peri powder to spice it up bit. I also found that I needed to cook this about 20 minutes longer than called for. But it sure was good!!

Tebo July 14, 2002

I practically ate this whole casserole myself. I made it for my wife who is on a low fat, low cholesterol diet and chilled it. The cheese is easily removeable after that for my wife and her diet and yet I could enjoy the dish as well. It was wonderful. I will definitely make it again and am thinking of making it for thanksgiving. I'm normally a carnivor, but I didn't miss the meat a bit with this dish. It was wonderful! Very simple to make.

Dan Tibbetts November 27, 2002

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