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Easy Vegetarian Recipe: Cheesy Lentils

A meal does not get much easier than this.

This easy vegetarian recipe is almost always in our bi-weekly dinner queue due to its simplicity and rock star taste.

Name: Cheesy Lentils

Prep time: 5 minutes (includes grating the cheese if that is not already done) – This is what I am talking about!

Cook time: 1 hour


  • 1 cup lentils (organic if possible)
  • 1 cup brown rice or other hearty rice of choice (organic if possible)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth (we buy pre-made organic veg. broth)
  • 4-8 oz of grated mozzarella cheese (based on your cheesiness preference )
  • optional: a dash or two of turmeric (flavorless and a great anti-inflammatory)

Now what?

  • Place lentils, rice, and vegetable broth in a 9 in x 9 in x 2 in casserole dish. (or whatever you think will fit the ingredients)
  • A couple shakes of the optional turmeric and then cover.
  • Place in oven at 375 F for 45 minutes.
  • After 45 minutes has expired, remove from oven and sprinkle grated cheese on top.
  • Cover and place back into oven for 10-15 minutes.
  • After time has expired, remove, uncover, and let sit for a couple minutes.
  • Scoop on plate and enjoy! (My 2.5 year old son gobbles it as well.)


This dish is a nice source of vegetable protein, low glycemic carbohydrates, minerals, and folate.

We will include a couple big scoops of a favorite vegetable or a fresh tasty salad.

Have a great weekend.

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David –

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

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