Serve this easy lentil recipe as a hearty side dish or a meatless main dish.

Source: Parents Magazine
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Butter an 8 x 11-inch baking pan and set aside. Combine lentils and enough cold water to cover in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; add butternut squash. Simmer until squash and lentils are tender, about 25 minutes.

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  • Drain. Put chunks of squash in a medium bowl, then mash roughly with a fork or potato masher.

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  • Heat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, combine lentils, squash, and remaining ingredients except coconut. Spoon mixture into baking dish. Bake 20 minutes. Top with coconut, if using. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

269 calories; 4 g total fat; 47 g carbohydrates; 14 g protein;

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