Lentil Sausage Casserole is high in protein, simple to make, has great flavors and perfect textures. Comfort food for the whole family.
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Vegan Lentil Sausage Casserole

Vegan Lentil Sausage Casserole is comfort food for the whole family.

Course Main Course
Recipe Type Casserole
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 417 kcal
Author Ginny McMeans

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces lentils - dried, brown
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 13 ounces plant based Italian Sausage - one package - I used Field Roast
  • 1 onion - yellow onion - finely diced
  • 15 ounces tomatoes - can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Place the lentils and bay leaf  in a large saucepan and cover the lentils with water by about an inch and a half.

  2. Cover and bring to a boil.

  3. Turn down to medium heat.

  4. Cook about 15 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed and lentils are tender.

  5. Taste to see if the texture is done but not mushy.
  6. Take out the bay leaf when done and discard.  Set lentils aside.

  7. While the lentils are cooking take the covering off of the sausage.  Be careful when handling as you want to links to stay together.

  8. Slice the sausage in 1/2" thick slices. Set aside.
  9. Heat about a tablespoon of water in a large skillet.

  10. Add the onion to the skillet and saute for about 10 minutes.

  11. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  12. Add the sausage and of the rest of the ingredients, including the cooked lentils to the skillet and mix gently but well.

  13. Pour into a large casserole dish or two smaller ones so that you can freeze one.

  14. Cover the casserole with a lid.

  15. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.

Recipe Notes

IF FREEZING:

You could freeze the complete casserole before baking.  Please follow any of the directions defined in my article How to Prepare Food for the Freezer.

TO PREPARE AFTER FREEZING:

The complete casserole needs to be put in the refrigerator at least 24 hours before baking. Bake, covered at 350° for 40 minutes.

 

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Lentil Sausage Casserole
Amount Per Serving (6 Servings)
Calories 417 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Sodium 678mg 28%
Potassium 1144mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates 59g 20%
Dietary Fiber 28g 112%
Sugars 6g
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 119.2%
Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 6.6%
Iron 110.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.