Red lentil bake


200g red lentils

1 red pepper

100g reduced fat cheddar cheese

Small bunch parsley

1 egg

2 x 15ml spoon low fat plain yogurt

Black pepper


Saucepan, colander, chopping board, knife, grater, measuring spoons, bowl, mixing spoon, non-stick baking dish.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4.
  2. Boil the lentils until cooked, about 15 minutes.
  3. Drain the lentils.
  4. Deseed and finely chop the pepper.
  5. Grate the cheese.
  6. Chop the parsley.
  7. Crack the egg into a bowl and beat.
  8. Mix all the ingredients together and pour into a non-stick baking dish.
  9. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until golden.

Top tips:

  • Use a different type of cheese for interest, e.g. Stilton or feta.
  • Add flat-mushrooms, different herbs or vegetables.
  • Use leftover vegetables or visit local markets for special offers on veg!


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