Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Simple lentil recipe


  1. Melt butter over low heat in a heavy pan.
  2. Add onions and stir.
  3. Add lentils, celery and peppers and cover with a tight lid.
  4. Simmer until lentils are fork-tender.
Most Helpful

This is a good "base recipe." It's important that your lentils are precooked and soft. That part isn't included in the prep time. If you make this recipe just as is, you will most likely find it to be kind of boring. It really needs spices and herbs for more flavor. I used red bell pepper (for color), added garlic, turmeric and some hot curry powder. You can jazz it up however you like, but you definitely must add herbs and spices. Thanx for posting!

*Parsley* June 10, 2014

This recipe didn't work.... something has to be missing. I let it simmer and the lentils never got soft enough, some got harder. i don't suggest it. i'll keep looking for a good lentil recipe.

AGEY01 February 19, 2009