Cheese-topped Mushrooms and Lentils

Cheese-topped Mushrooms and Lentils

A comforting recipe from my friend Paola, a vegetarian since childhood.

4 servings
Preparation 15 min
Cooking 40 min

360 calories per serving 


1 cup red-orange lentils (dried), rinsed and drained   180 g
1 onions, finely chopped   200 g
1 carrots, finely chopped   100 g
1 stalk celery, finely chopped   70 g
1 clove garlic, minced    
16 button (white) mushrooms, thinly sliced   220 g
3 tbsp olive oil   45 mL
2/3 cup water   170 mL
1 tbsp Parsley and Garlic Base (Recipe)   15 mL
1 1/4 cup Gruyère cheese, grated   100 g
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    

Before you start

It is not necessary to soak the lentils in advance.


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F. Rinse and drain the lentils, then set aside.
  2. Prepare the vegetables. Finely chop the onion, carrot, celery, and mince the garlic. Thinly slice the mushrooms.
  3. Heat about half of the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Sauté the onion, carrot, celery, and garlic about 7-8 min with occasional stirring. Add the lentils and water, cover, and cook over low heat about 15-20 min until the lentils are cooked al dente. Stir from time to time. Add salt and pepper.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the mushroom topping. Heat the remaining oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the Parsley and Garlic base, sliced mushrooms, salt and pepper. Cook 5 min with stirring.
  5. Place the lentil mix in a lightly oiled, oven-proof dish, cover with the mushrooms and top with the grated Gruyère. Bake 15 min until a nice golden crust is formed. Serve.


Can be prepared a few days in advance and baked just before serving.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (300g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




18 g

27 %

Saturated 6 g
+ Trans 0 g

30 %


30 mg


120 mg

5 %


34 g

11 %


6 g

24 %


4 g


20 g

Vitamin A

35 %

Vitamin C

10 %


30 %


25 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: ¾ serving
Meat and Alternatives: ¾ serving

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Free :
Added Sugar
Low :
Source of :
Vitamin C
Good source of :
Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E
Excellent source of :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Folacin, Iron, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K, Zinc

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This recipe is in the following categories: Beans/Legumes | Cheese | First courses/Appetizers | Main courses/Entrées | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | High Calcium | High Fibre | High Iron | Kosher | Low Sodium | Vegetarian | Bake

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