Lentil pot pie

16

PREP TIME

30 min

TOTAL TIME

1 h 30 min

Serves

6

Lentil pot pie

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

When it comes to quick and easy dinners, lentils are a hard-working pantry ingredient. We love them because they last forever, and are perfect for a satisfying, healthy, meatless meal.


Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 shallots , peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots , peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 apple , unpeeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup whole green lentils
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup 35% cream
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley , plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Biscuit topping

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup 35% cream

Instructions

  • MELT butter in a medium oven-safe frying pan over medium-high. Add shallots, carrots, apple and vinegar. Cook, stirring often, until golden brown, 6 to 8 min. Stir in water, lentils and thyme. Boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, until lentils are tender and mixture is saucy, 45 to 50 min. Stir in 1/4 cup cream, parsley and 1/2 tsp salt until combined. Season with fresh pepper.
  • PREHEAT oven to 450F. Stir flour with baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt in a medium bowl. Add 1 cup cream, stirring mixture with a fork, until it starts to come together. Add more cream, 1 tsp at a time, if mixture is very dry. Transfer dough onto a clean surface and knead 1 min. Roll into a 1/2-in.-thick circle, about 7 1/2 in. wide. Arrange the biscuit topping over the lentil mixture. Brush biscuit topping with any remaining cream in measuring cup.
  • BAKE in centre of oven until biscuit topping is golden, 12 to 15 min. Cut into wedges. Garnish with additional chopped parsley.

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 485,
  • Protein
  • 15 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 57 g,
  • Fat
  • 23 g,
  • Fibre
  • 6 g,
  • Sodium
  • 452 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • Iron