Lasagne with Lentils

Lasagne with Lentils

I made a vegetarian lasagne using lentils. I layered tomato sauce, mascarpone and sour cream. It is easy and tasty.

Ingredients: 2 to 3 servings

200 g
100 g
Sour cream
★Double cream (as substitution for the sour cream and mascarpone above)
250 ml
Parmesan cheese
60 g
Tomato sauce
Tinned tomatoes
1 small
Consomme powder
1 teaspoon
Mixed Italian herbs
1 teaspoon
Balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon
30-50 ml
Lasagne noodles
8 sheets
Olive oil
1 tablespoon
Herbal or rock salt
1 and 1/2 teaspoons
White pepper
1/2 teaspoon
3 tablespoons
Oil (to grease the casserole dish)
1 tablespoon
Salt (for cooking the lasagne pasta)
1 tablespoon
Oil (for cooking the lasagne pasta)
1 tablespoon


1. Cook the lentils in 400 ml boiling water. After 8 minutes drain off the boiling water.
2. To make the tomato sauce, fry the chopped onion, carrot, and celery with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the consomme powder and tinned tomato, along with water from swishing clean the tin, and cook for 20-30 minutes. Season to taste with balsamic vinegar and herbs. Add salt and pepper if necessary.
3. To boil the lasagna, add 1 tablespoon each of salt and olive oil to the boiling water. Add about 3 sheets of lasagna at a time and boil. The olive oil prevents the pasta from sticking to each other.
4. Grease the gratin dish with oil. Layer it first with lasagne, then the cooked lentils, and sprinkle with herb salt and pepper. Place 2 teaspoons each of mascarpone and sour cream on top.
5. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons Parmesan cheese and pour the tomato sauce over the top. Repeat with two more layers (adjust to the height of your dish).
6. Pour in 3 tablespoons of milk slowly from the edges and cover the dish with aluminum foil. Put the dish in a oven preheated to 200℃.
7. After 15 minutes, remove the aluminum foil and bake for 4 more minutes. Open the oven door and let it stand for 5-10 minutes. This helps set the cheese to make it easier to eat.
8. Instead of mascarpone and sour cream, I used 125 ml double cream. I also used a mixture of pecorino cheese and Parmesan cheese.
9. You could also mix the tomato sauce and cooked lentils beforehand, which is also tasty.
10. For a related recipe, see: 'Mascarpone and Vegetable Lasagna' (Recipe ID: 489912).

Story Behind this Recipe

I saw the back package of the lentils and there was a picture of a lasagne dish with lentils.
For the lasagne In the top picture, I didn't use any tomato sauce or bechamel sauce, just spinach and cheese.
In this recipe, I used tomato sauce, mascarpone, and sour cream.