Vegetarian Lentil Meatloaf

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 279.3
  • Total Fat: 11.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 79.1 mg
  • Sodium: 1,126.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.9 g
  • Protein: 16.2 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    2 cups water
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 cup lentils
    1 small onion , diced
    1 cup quick-cooking oats
    3/4 cup grated cheese (cheddar, swiss, jack or american)
    1 egg , beaten
    4 1/2 ounces spaghetti sauce or tomato sauce
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon dried basil
    1 tablespoon dried parsley
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper


-Boil salted water in a saucepan.
-Add lentils and simmer convered for about 30 minutes (varies with the type of lentils). Boil until the lentils are soft and most of the water is absorbed.
-Drain and partially mash the lentils.
-Scrape into a mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly.
-Stir in onion, oats, and cheese.
-Add egg, tomato sauce, garlic, basil, parsley, and pepper and mix.
-Scrape into a loaf pan that has been sprayed generously with pam non-stick cooking spray.
-Smooth the top of the loaf.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes until top of loaf is dry, firm, and golden brown.
-Cool in pan for 10 minutes.
-Run a knife along the edges of pan, then turn out loaf into a serving plate.
-Makes 4 generous servings

(to vary recipe: can also try using bbq sauce instead of the tomato sauce)

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LAURADNYC.

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  • Incredible!
    My husband and son are not vegetarians so they were pretty nervous trying this. They loved it and my husband actually told me he likes this better then meatloaf. - 3/18/12

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  • Incredible!
    Wow, I really liked this! I didn't have any tomato sauce so I made it with BBQ sauce. My meat eating husband wouldn't even try it, but I thought it was delicious! - 2/25/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty but a little dry. I used BBQ sauce instead of tomatoe sauce as suggested and I had no basil so I used herbs de provence.
    Would top with BBQ sauce (as the picture showed) or maybe bacon as well next time
    - 11/29/11

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  • Incredible!
    This recipe took my vegetarian husband back to his childhood--in a good way. One of his favorite foods growing up was meatloaf with applesauce, so he showed our kids how to eat this with applesauce on it. I must say that I prefer it the way it is. Will make again, thanks! - 10/17/11

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  • Incredible!
    Really yummy and filling!! Also, pretty easy to make. - 7/1/11

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