Cheesy lentil casserole

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Serves: 12

By YumYumMummy

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  • 1 onion chopped

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 100-150g red lentils

  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped

  • 1 carrot cut into discs

  • 1 small sweet potato peeled and diced

  • 1 handful baby spinach leaves


  1. Heat oil in large pan.
  2. Fry onion and garlic until turns translucent.
  3. Add the carrot, potato and lentils and stir to coat with oil.
  4. Add just enough water to cover, and bring to the boil.
  5. Simmer for about 30 minutes or until lentils are cooked and vegetables tender, add more water if necessary to prevent drying out.
  6. A few minutes before the end of the cooking time, add the spinach leaves.
  7. When cooked, purée with a hand-held blender.
  8. Before serving, stir in the some grated cheese until melted. Freeze leftovers in individual portions

Handy Hint

Add chopped ham or diced chicken for toddlers or babies moving to lumps.

Additional Information

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

  • Budget

  • pulses

  • Baby and weaning

  • Main Course

  • Vegetarian

  • Gluten Free

  • Egg Free

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  • Kilkers 08/03/14 15:28

    I've just made this for my 6 month old. I used butternut squash instead of sweet potato as I think it's much tastier. I added half a teaspoon each of oregano, smoked paprika and garam masala as I want my DD to get used to different tastes (still very subtle). I used a quarter of a vegetable Oxo cube and 30g of cheese. In total this adds up to about 0.75g salt for the whole pan full. The photo is before it was puréed, when my DD is older I won't purée it as it's all very soft.

  • mrsred 13/03/12 22:42

    Ds loves this!

  • ChunkyMonkeysMum 01/10/09 17:00

    I have just made this for my 12 mo. He will eat finger food, but can't deal with lumps in this sort of dinner yet, so it was perfect. He really enjoyed it !!! It made 5 of his size portions.

  • sweetkitty 12/02/09 17:29

    I made this last night for my 7 month old and she loved it, made 7 good sized portions too

  • YumYumMummy 29/01/08 22:21

    This particular combination was one of my daughter's favourites as a baby - she won't touch lentils now as a toddler, so make the most of the time when they will!!