Vegan Lentil Sausage Casserole is comfort food for the whole family.
Place the lentils and bay leaf in a large saucepan and cover the lentils with water by about an inch and a half.
Cover and bring to a boil.
Turn down to medium heat.
Cook about 15 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed and lentils are tender.
Take out the bay leaf when done and discard. Set lentils aside.
Heat about a tablespoon of water in a large skillet.
Add the sausage and of the rest of the ingredients, including the cooked lentils to the skillet and mix gently but well.
Cover the casserole with a lid.
Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.
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.