6 Great Ways To Use Up Lentils In Your Kitchen

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Maybe you heard about the health benefits of lentils and bought a couple of bags for your pantry. But how do you actually use them? If you’re feeling stumped, here are six great recipe ideas to try out. 

Lentil Burgers 

Create savory lentil burgers by blending cooked lentils with herbs, spices, and breadcrumbs. Form them into patties and pan-fry or bake for a meat-free alternative.

Lentil Stuffed Bell Peppers

Mix cooked lentils with sautéed veggies, rice, or quinoa, and spices. Stuff the mixture into hollowed-out bell peppers, bake, and top with cheese.

Lentil Soup 

Experiment with various lentil-based soups—combine red lentils for a creamy texture, green or brown lentils for a heartier base, or even make a lentil curry soup!

Lentil Sloppy Joes

Simmer cooked lentils with a tangy tomato sauce, onions, and peppers. Serve the mixture on toasted buns for a healthy take on the classic Sloppy Joe.

Lentil Tacos

Season cooked lentils with taco spices and use them as a filling for tacos or wraps. Add classic toppings and enjoy!

Lentil-Based Pasta Sauces

Blend cooked lentils with tomatoes, garlic, and herbs to create a rich and hearty pasta sauce. Pair it with your favorite pasta for a nourishing and warm meal.