|Cheesy Lentil Bolognese Bake|
Y'all, whatever higher power you believe in (if any), THAT is where today's recipe comes from.
Seriously. I am not being irreverent or sarcastic. This past Sunday, I was enjoying a much needed day at my family's farm, I was hit with an image of this recipe. It came to me as I hiked through the sun-dappled woods: a vision this bake, cheese bubbling and steam rising. This dish was exactly what we needed in the coming week.
Y'all know I am promote and use high-quality, humanely sourced proteins. However; I also believe that most of us should be working towards incorporating more plant-based meals (SOURCE for this opinion).
And it is just so darn easy to do, with recipes like this!!! This baked lentil bolognese is hearty, creamy and nurturing to mind, body and soul.
This recipe does require a few steps, but none are difficult, and it makes a TON of food. So your hard work will be rewarded many times over! Plus, this recipe freezes beautifully.
I would not recommend trying to omit the cheddar cheese. If you have a brand of dairy-free or vegan cheese that melts well that you love, you can use that (I don't know of any). But if you don't have a cheese sub, I'd suggest just making the lentil bolognese and treating it like a pasta sauce.
For a little green, you could stir in a cup or two of frozen spinach or peas or broccoli into the bolognese!
Please let me know if you give this a try, and TAG ME on Instagram (@lauraleabalanced) so I can see your creations!!! xoxo