Hearty Dinner Recipes

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  • Serves 2

  • 40 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

A lentil twist on a classic dish, perfect for a mid-week dinner full of goodness and a bit of a one pot wonder!

  • Serves 2

  • 30 Minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

Lentils are a great source of protein and add a different dimension to any plant-based dish. They are also packed full of iron, are high in fibre and promote good gut bacteria

  • Serves 2

  • 60 Minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

Delicious, rich and full of goodness, these Beluga Lentil and Mushroom Pot pies are perfect for a plant based meal.

  • Serves 4

  • 50 Minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

This Beluga Lentil Bolognese is a huge hit with most children and meat eaters! This quick, easy, flavourful and super delicious recipe is really handy when you’re pressed for time and you can rest easy that you’re eating a filling and nourishing meal packed full of protein and fibre!

  • Serves 2

  • 50 Minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

This hearty recipe is perfect for a filling winter recipe with all the goodness of delicious roasted root veg.   […]

  • Serves 10

  • 50 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

This soup is naturally creamy from the cauliflower and chestnut puree gives it a twist. Makes a perfect dairy-free nutritionally balanced plant based meal.

  • Serves 4

  • 40 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

This is a hearty, warming recipe full of veggie goodness and the fibre of the glorious grains, perfect for a cold winters day

  • Serves 4

  • 1 hour 10 minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

Nothing says comfort more that the traditional cottage pie but this delicious plant based lentil recipe gives the same amount of comfort with much less of the guilt!

  • Serves 3

  • 65 Minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

A delicious and hearty plant-based recipe, lightly spiced with harissa for a warming weekend showstopper. Perfect for a plant-based alternative […]

  • Serves 2

  • 30 Minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

Lentils are an excellent source of protein and together with the pasta, make a satisfying main meal. The combination of fresh herbs and seasonal vegetables, make this a real winter warmer

  • Serves 6

  • 30 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

This pilaf is jam-packed full of flavour. The sweet, caramelised butternut squash pairs so perfectly with the earthiness of the chestnuts and the fluffy fragrant rice brings it all together. Perfect for a midweek dinner.

  • Serves 6

  • 40 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegans and vegetarians

This chestnut and mushroom gravy is a fantastic vegan alternative to the traditional Christmas gravy. Flavoured with fresh thyme and paprika, it’s a hearty and delicious accompaniment to roast potatoes, a nut roast and a bowlful of sprouts! For a seamless Christmas Day, make ahead and freeze for one month, or store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

  • Serves 4

  • 45 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarians

If you’ve ever made the traditional version you’ll be amazed by this easy aubergines, lentil, chestnut and almost instant cheese sauce vegetarian recipe

  • Serves 4

  • 40 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

A fresh, fruity, spicy and deeply satisfying autumnal delight

  • Serves 2

  • 20 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

This is the quickest route I know to the satisfaction of comfort food. The saucy lentils and Parmesan or chestnut puree create the type of texture associated with risotto and the taste associated with Bolognaise sauce, but they do it in 6 minutes rather than 20

  • Serves 4

  • 90 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

Based on the classic beauty, Daube de bœuf à la Provençale, but this is entirely plant based and has developed it’s own identity!

  • Serves 4

  • 25 minutes

  • 4 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

Shape the lentil mixture into four spicy burgers, or eight mini sliders if you’d prefer. Top with avocado, rocket, red onion and Sriracha mayonnaise for homemade fast food as its best.

  • Serves 2

  • 30 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

This vegan curry has a medley of delicious elements to keep your taste buds guessing.

  • Serves 4

  • 35 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for vegetarians

These super indulgent stuffed mushrooms are guaranteed to impress even the biggest of meat-eaters sat at the table.

  • Serves 6

  • 1 hour 20 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

This totally vegan bolognese is the perfect healthy take on a classic winter warmer

  • Serves 4

  • 30 Minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free and vegetarians

A tasty vegetarian take on meatballs and comfort food bliss!

  • Serves 2

  • 20 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarians

A wonderfully vibrant, fresh pea and spinach soup, topped with crispy chestnut croutons. Perfect for a light lunch, or a snazzy starter.

  • Serves 4

  • 1 hour

  • 3 pans

  • Expert

Suitable for vegetarians

A delicious, vegetarian , weekend showstopper!

  • Serves 2

  • 30 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarians

Creamy results with very minimal effort. Vegetarian lentil stew with fresh thyme and mushrooms, served on a bed of polenta for a cosy night in.

  • Serves 2

  • 30 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

Refreshing and filling at the same time, this Japanese broth packs a punch of a flavour.

  • Serves 6

  • 1 hour 20 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

The perfect veggie main for your Christmas lunch, full of flavour with an incredible “meaty” texture made with the addition of chestnuts

  • Serves 4

  • 45 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for vegetarians

Aromatic, wholesome, veggie and totally delicious. This lentil curry really is a winter warmer winner.

  • Serves 4

  • 30 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

This doesn’t need to be cooked in a tagine but it packs as much punch in terms of flavour and is a lot quicker to cook.

  • Serves 2

  • 35 Minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

This fresh, fragrant and delicious coconut broth is inspired by Asian flavours, but with a twist! Crisp up the Tomatoey French lentils in the oven and sprinkle them on top for the perfect crunch.

  • Serves 2

  • 15 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

The combination of lentils, mushrooms and chestnuts with a delicate whiff of truffle is my kind of comfort food