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Red Pepper and Lentil Bake Recipes

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Category: Healthy Recipes, Cheese, Greens, Tomatoes, Peppers

 Ingredients List

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup lentils, such as Puy or green
  • 2 1/2 cups low-sodium, organic vegetable broth
  • 4 red bell peppers, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 large cooking apple such as Granny Smith or McIntosh, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 14 ounces canned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 ounce shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 ounce shredded parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Heat the olive oil gently in a large saucepan, add onion and garlic, and fry for five minutes until the onions are translucent.

3. Add lentils and stir, then add vegetable stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes.

4. Add the peppers, basil, apple, white wine, and canned tomatoes and mix well.

5. Transfer the mixture to an oven-proof 9-by-13 baking dish and sprinkle cheese on top. Cook in oven for 30 minutes.

6. Serve immediately, or freeze remaining portions in individual servings.

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