Baked Lentils with Cheese Recipe

  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 1 3/4 cups dry lentils, rinsed
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/8 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  1. In a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish, combine the first 12 ingredients. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and green pepper. Cover and bake 15 minutes longer. Sprinkle with parsley and cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Discard bay leaf before serving.