Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a really quick dinner to make. Great for those busy times when time is at a premium. From Anne Lindsay's Lighthearted Everyday Cooking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In an oven proof skillet, heat oil over medium heat and cook the onion and celery until the onion is softened.
  2. Add the beans, lentils, tomatoes and seasonings.
  3. Break up the tomatoes.
  4. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  5. Sprinkle on the cheese.
  6. Broil until the cheese has melted.
  8. In a microwave safe casserole, combine the oil, onion and celery.
  9. Cover the dish and cook for 3 to 4 minutes of high power (until onion is soft).
  10. Add the beans, lentils, tomatoes and seasonings.
  11. Break up the tomatoes.
  12. Cover and microwave for 5 minutes on high power or until everything has been heated.
  13. Sprinkle on the cheese and microwave until the cheese has melted and is bubbly.


Most Helpful

This was awesome! It made for a very comforting, healthy and yummy casserole that I enjoyed tremendously (yes, I ate the whole thing by myself, I have to admit it blushingly).
As thats what I had on hand I used corn and chickpeas instead of beans and lentils and I added some dried Italian herbs, garlic and chilli powder. This was quick and easy to put together just like promised and tasted super good while giving me loads of important nutrients and vitamins.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing another keeper with us, Dreamer!
Made and reviewed for my chosen chef during Veggie Swap #37 August 2011.

Lalaloula August 07, 2011

yummo! I did use dried lentils once cooked 10 ounces, 10 ounces of beans and 10 ounces of tomatoes. I did use rotel which gave this a kick. Also added cumin, and dried Italian herbs. Added 2 cloves of garlic with the onions and celery to saute. Thanks for the yummy healthy goodness.

Rita~ December 03, 2009

Okay. Kind of bland for an entree and time intensive for a weekday side, so I doubt I'll make it again.

Michelle from Central Time May 25, 2016

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