19+ EASY Lentil Recipes

These Easy Lentil Recipes are perfect for Meatless Mondays or any weeknight dinner! These recipes are hearty, delicious and full of flavor!

Whether you’re looking for salads, stews or soups, you are going to love these recipes using lentils. They are the BEST Lentil Recipes!

So first thing’s first- what are lentils?? Lentils are a type of legume that are popularly used in Indian cuisine. They are commonly used in recipes like:

  • Salads
  • Soups
  • Stews
  • Dips

Lentils are often used as a substitute for meats in certain dishes (scroll down to see the sloppy joes!) It’s great for people that are trying to observe Meatless Monday, or just looking to add a little more protein to their diets.

Whether you’re looking for comforting, healthy or just plain delicious, these best Lentil Recipes are for you!

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Red Lentil Soup Recipe

4.67 from 3 votes
Red Lentil Soup is the best comfort food for a cold or rainy day. Packed full of vegetables and spices, this easy soup recipe is hearty enough for a meal.
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bowl of lamb stew

Easy Lamb Stew

4.40 from 51 votes
Lamb Stew using ground lamb is made in just 30 minutes! Flavorful broth, crispy veggies and lentils make this fall stew recipe an easy weeknight meal.Lamb Stew using ground lamb is made in just 30 minutes! Flavorful broth, crispy veggies and lentils make this fall stew recipe an easy weeknight meal.
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salmon on top of lentils on a plate

Sheet Pan Salmon, Lentils, and Asparagus

Healthy, quick, and effortless Sheet Pan Salmon, Lentils, and Asparagus. A great easy meal prep recipe or a healthy dinner option for busy families!
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bowl of tortilla lentil soup

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Tortilla Soup

Thick and hearty, this Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Tortilla Soup recipe is the perfect weeknight meal! You’ll love the spicy flavor and you won’t miss the meat!
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lentil grape salad on a plate

Italian Lentil Salad

Light, refreshing and satisfying, this easy make Italian Lentil Salad is packed with flavors you will love. Juicy grapes, crisp bell peppers, scallions and lemon mingle perfectly with lentils in this simple to make in minutes salad!
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lentil bolognese over pasta on a plate

Quick and Easy Vegan Bolognese

This shortcut vegan Bolognese is made with lentils and pantry staples that you probably already have on hand. It’s a filling, flavourful, family-friendly meal that you can have on the table in just under 30-minutes…and it’s SO easy to make!
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lentil sloppy joe on a plate with veggies

Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes

These delicious vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes can be made in your Instant Pot, slow cooker, or on the stove top. The perfect weeknight meal!
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bowl of lentil tikka masala

Chicken Tikka Masala and Lentils

Chicken Tikka Masala and Lentils are cooked together in an Instant Pot for an easy, gluten free weeknight meal made in under an hour!
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overhead shot of three lentil tacos

Instant Pot Lentil Tacos

These Instant Pot Lentil Tacos are quick and easy to make! Whether you serve them mild or spicy (yes please!) they’re sure to rock your weeknight dinner routine and even taste great the next day!
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overhead shot of two bowls of lentil soup

Mediterranean Green Lentil Soup

This Green Lentil Soup with a Mediterranean twist is the perfect weeknight dinner. Packed with vegetables and spices, this healthy lentil soup is a favorite!
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lentil wrap on a wooden plate

Lentil Vegan Wraps

These Lentil Vegan Wraps are healthy, filling, dairy free, nut free with a gluten-free option available. They are perfect for lunch boxes, picnics, or to be served as a main dish for lunch or dinner!
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vegan lentil salad in a bowl

Mint Lentil Salad

This Mint Lentil Salad is refreshing, nourishing, filling and packed with lots of vitamins and plant protein!
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overhead shot of lentil stew in a ladle

Lentil Stew with Mexican Chorizo

Lentil Stew with Mexican Chorizo is packed with bold flavors, fantastic textures and great nutrition! It’s an easy recipe that is ready in an hour!
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quinoa farro salad in a bowl

Quinoa and Farro Salad

This Quinoa and Farro Salad is blended with a lime vinaigrette that makes a perfect salad for any occasion!
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close up of lentil stew

Easy Lentils and Sausage Stew

This Easy Lentils and Sausage Stew is an Italian soup made with Italian sausages, lentils and fresh veggies. Healthy, filling and delicious!
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close up of bowl of lentil broth soup

Lentil Bone Broth Soup

This Lentil Bone Broth Soup is a creamy bean soup full of deep rich flavor with background notes from Chinese spices, and a beautiful texture from firm green lentils!
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overhead shot of lentil soup with orange slice

Orange, Red Lentil and Roast Carrot Soup

This Orange, Red Lentil and Roast Carrot Soup is packed with goodness, full of flavor and fun to make. You can thicken or thin it to your preference, and it’s happy in the freezer!
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lentil chili in a bowl with peppers

Vegan Lentil Chili

This deliciously easy Vegan Lentil Chili is sure to impress! With stove-top, Instant Pot, and slow cooker versions all in this post, you can whip it up any way you choose with minimal effort!
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