Tender lentils are a great way to make your meals extra hearty – check out our collection of lentil recipes for comforting dinners and soups.
"Cauliflower mash is a big-flavour alternative to traditional potato mash, and just screams comfort food."
A healthy vegetarian option made with green lentils, and plenty of veg and spices
You can add any extra seasonal veg that you like to this delicious pie.
Make the most of store cupboard ingredients with this mackerel pasta dish.
For an easy fish dinner that's ready in just 30 minutes, look no further than this roast salmon recipe with lentils and asparagus
Expect big things from this lentil and spinach salad, with all the flavours hitting the right notes
This warm salad is perfect at a barbecue
Cosy up on chilly winter evenings with this comforting lentil stew
For a superb vegan meal, you can't go wrong with a protein-packed, creamy red lentil and carrot dhal
Ready in just 15 minutes, this nutritionally-rich is perfect as a satisfying lunch or a light dinner
Garlic, cumin and garam masala are key in this substantial, spiced Indian vegetable soup, where sweated onions and lentils are simmered in passata and stock. Top each steaming bowl with homemade rye croutons just before serving for additional texture.
A hearty stew with lentils, potatoes and beef, slow-cooked until beautifully tender. Sun-dried tomatoes, bay leaves and beef stock add depth of flavour but don't skimp on the black pepper as it adds subtle warmth. Consider making in batches and freezing.
Spring is the season for new potatoes, make them irresistibly crispy with this tried and trusted method
Try a twist on a winter classic with this gently spiced chicken soup recipe. Lemongrass, ginger and turmeric are added to the fragant stock, while the addition of lentils make it a filling and healthy dinner recipe for two.
This warming vegetarian soup is packed full of goodness - perfect for keeping you warm on chilly evenings! Serve with crusty bread for hearty winter meal.
An easy salmon recipe that's really easy-to-assemble and ideal for a midweek supper. Topping fresh salmon fillets with a lemon, parsley and breadcrumb crust adds delicious texture
For a hearty vegetarian dinner idea, try this halloumi and vegetable traybake recipe. This easy one-dish recipe combines creamy green lentils, caramelised Mediterranean veg and melting cheese for a simple midweek meal.
Iron rich and a great source of protein - not to mention cost-effective - this lentil salad is perfect as a side dish or for your lunchbox, particularly if you're looking to add more vegetarian recipes to your repertoire.
This lentil soup is flavoured with paprika and cayenne pepper, while the chorizo adds an extra kick to create a great rustic dish that everyone will love. Delicious for weekend brunches with family or friends.
This simple, nourishing dhal really hits the spot when it comes to flavour and can be served with a little rice or some bread, if you like. Share with friends or keep handy leftovers for the next day.
This hearty, traditional Moroccan soup is a brilliant winter warmer. Paprika, cumin and cinnamon add warmth and depth of flavour, with tender lamb, chickpeas and lentils making it a filling dinner for a cold night.
The strong flavours of beetroot and goat's cheese are fantastic with earthy lentils. The zingy dressing is added to the lentils while the beetroot bakes, giving the mustardy, tarragon dressing time to really soak in.
Making this soup is a great way of using up gammon steaks, as well as being a gorgeous warming soup for winter days. The lentils add extra depth and are a lovely foil to the gammon. Elevate it with a small dollop of crème fraîche.
A vegetarian curry that cooks in no time. First, red lentils are simmered with delicious spices, onion, garlic and cherry tomatoes. Then spinach, chickpeas and creamy yoghurt are added at the end. Delicious with rice and a few scattered coriander leaves.
It may take a little time to prep and cook these lentil burgers but the finished result is well worth it. Top with a slice of Monterey Jack cheese and serve in a multigrain bun with sweet potato fries and coleslaw on the side if you like.
A sweet and spicy, low-fat veggie dish, perfect for a Saturday night fakeaway curry. The combination of sweet potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, beans and lentils make this as filling as it is flavoursome. Serve with rice and fat-free yoghurt.
This cheap and cheerful recipe for butternut squash and lentil soup will warm your cockles on cold winter days. It couldn't be easier too. Simply soften the onions then simmer all the ingredients together until soft. Finally, just blitz, add creme fraiche and season to taste.
Let the oven do the work with this easy chicken traybake recipe. Combine red lentils, tomatoes and spices and roast with chicken drumsticks for a simple one-pan meal.
This warm lentil salad features cumin roasted cauliflower, capers, sundried tomatoes and crunchy, finely chopped celery heart for a subtle aniseed hit. The sherry vinegar and Dijon mustard dressing, poured over the salad when hot helps the lentils absorb the gorgeous flavours.
Lentils and sausages are the classy arch rivals to bangers and mash. These buttery, mustardy lentils soak up the flavours beautifully as they cook and may just have the edge on mash... Try them out and see for yourselves.
This healthy one-pot rice dish is great for using up your store cupboard stocks and is vegan friendly. Spicy and warming, with chunky cauliflower and filling lentils, this is a winter dish that's full of flavour.
This salad is packed with favourite ingredients: Chicken stuffed with mozzarella and wrapped in parma ham on a lentils with fresh tarragon. Get ahead by cooking the lentils in advance, and toss the remaining salad ingredients in when you're ready to eat.
Transform your veg into healthy burgers with this lentil and mushroom burger recipe. An easy healthy dinner idea, these veggie burgers are packed with garlic mushrooms and a touch of smoked paprika for some spice, plus served with sweet potato wedges.