Cheesy Lentils and Greens (gluten free)

Cheesy Lentils and Greens (gluten free)

"Super Really Good," said five year old G-man, when I asked how to describe Cheesy Lentils and Greens. While that endorsement makes me smile, I'll have to tell you myself that it is like a grown up mac'n'cheese. Minus the mac, with lentils and added bites of kale. Is it a side or an entree? Yes.

1 cup red lentils
2 cups water
2 cups whole milk
1/2 tsp salt
2-3 small mushrooms, finely diced
1 bunch kale, ribs removed
1 cup grated cheddar

In a lidded saucepan (an Ultimate Pan if you have one) gently heat the lentils, water, milk, and salt to a low boil. Turn the heat down, put the lid on and simmer until the lentils are al dente, between twenty minutes to half an hour.

Meanwhile, finely chop the kale and mushrooms. Add them to the lentil mixture, and continue to simmer until the kale is softened.

Stir in the cheddar, then serve.


  1. Looks yummy. Almost like mac and cheese. I think my littles will eat almost anything with cheese! Thanks for sharing.

  2. This looks great! Most of the time the kids will eat lentils, but begrudgingly. I think this recipe may win them over!

  3. Anything we can slip kale into that the kids enjoy is a win in my book. Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. :)

  4. This sounds delicious. I love the mushrooms added to it. Thanks for sharing it at Gluten-free Wednesdays.

  5. This looks so yummy! It would be a great addition to 5-Ingredient Mondays (, if you're interested :)

  6. Yum! Thanks for sharing on The HomeAcre Hop! Stop by to say hi to our new co-host and share more of you great posts!


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