19 Recipes that Swap Lentils for Meat (With Delicious Results!)

By Karen Gibson | Last Updated: October 2, 2017

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19 Recipes that Swap Lentils for Meat (With Delicious Results!)

Lentils are our favorite little legume rockstars. They’re not only nutritious, but they add substance and structure to our favorite recipes. Whether you’re a long-time vegan or a looking to transition yourself and your family to a vegetarian diet, lentils are a cook’s best little helper. From chilis to burgers to tacos to meatless meatballs and hearty soups and stews, swapping lentils for meat creates satisfying recipes your family will love!

19 Recipes that Swap Lentils for Meat: BBQ Crock Pot Lentil Chili

BBQ Crock Pot Lentil Chili // The only thing we love more than a hearty, super-flavorful chili is one where we can toss its ingredients into a slow cooker and walk away. Cotter Crunch answers our chili-cooking dreams with this BBQ-seasoned lentil chili.

19 Recipes that Swap Lentils for Meat: Croatian Stuffed Peppers

Croatian Stuffed Peppers // With a gently spiced filling, a rich tomato gravy, and a puff of mashed potatoes, these vegan stuffed peppers from Yumsome are heavenly scented comfort food.

19 Recipes that Swap Lentils for Meat: Vegan Beanball Sub With Sautéed Kale Marinara

Vegan Beanball Sub With Sautéed Kale Marinara // When you love lentils like we do, it’s so easy to not miss meat. But … sometimes we really miss the delivery system. These beanball subs from Veggies Don’t Bite satisfy all of those old cravings. This is the kind of meal even omnivores will love.

19 Recipes that Swap Lentils for Meat: Vegan Lentil Loaf

Vegan Lentil Loaf // If you miss the nostalgia of Mom’s meatloaf, this lentil loaf from Yummy Mummy Kitchen will bring back all the good childhood feels. Lentils provide the proper structure and texture, and don’t forget the yummy glaze!

19 Recipes that Swap Lentils for Meat: Crockpot Sweet Potato Curry

Crockpot Sweet Potato Curry // Red lentils, sweet potatoes, and vibrant spices send this curry from Salt and Lavender into crazy-delicious territory. Another slow cooker recipe we can’t wait try out on the next chilly, lazy weekend!

19 Recipes that Swap Lentils for Meat: Vegetarian Cobb Salad Lentil Bowl

Vegetarian Cobb Salad Lentil Bowl // The classic Cobb Salad becomes a bowl of veggie goodness when SoupAddict replaces chicken with awesome black beluga lentils (and bacon with smoky tempeh!).

19 Recipes that Swap Lentils for Meat: Panera Broth Bowl With Lentils, Quinoa and Veggies

Panera Broth Bowl With Lentils, Quinoa and Veggies // Sometimes, we just need the cozy comfort and restorative powers of a rich, nutritious bowl of broth-based soup. Avocado Pesto maxes out flavor and healthy lentil goodness in this wonderfully colorful Panera copycat recipe.

19 Recipes that Swap Lentils for Meat: Enchilada Lentil Tacos with Lime Slaw

Enchilada Lentil Tacos with Lime Slaw // The beauty of tacos is that they’re universally crave-worthy, whether plant-stuffed or meat-stuffed. Cooking the lentils in a rich enchilada sauce makes A Virtual Vegan’s lentil tacos irresistible.

19 Recipes that Swap Lentils for Meat: Spiced Baked Cauliflower with Spicy Lentils

Spiced Baked Cauliflower with Spicy Lentils // It’s never too early to start planning holiday dinners, and this show-stopper from Lauren Caris Cooks, well, we just can’t stop looking at it. This exquisite lentil and cauliflower dinner is a prime example of how plant-based recipes can be successfully elevated to main-dish status that will impress vegans and omnivores alike.

19 Recipes that Swap Lentils for Meat: Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes

Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes // These quick-cooking, veggie-stuffed sloppy Joes from Healthy Happy Life make weeknight cooking a total joy.

19 Recipes that Swap Lentils for Meat: One-Pot Red Lentil And Butternut Squash Chili

One-Pot Red Lentil And Butternut Squash Chili // We absolutely love a good, hearty one-pot meal for those super busy nights when we need sustenance, stat, without a lot of fuss. Yay! for Food’s red lentil version makes us say, Yay for chili!

19 Recipes that Swap Lentils for Meat: BBQ Lentil Veggie Burger

BBQ Lentil Veggie Burger With Mango Carrot Slaw // Lentils make incredible vegetarian burgers, and we love Vegan Richa’s BBQ spiced version, especially when topped with her tangy-crunchy slaw.

19 Recipes that Swap Lentils for Meat: Spicy Potato Lentil Pies

Spicy Potato Lentil Pies // There’s a 99.7% chance that you’re not reading this post on actual National Pi Day (March 14th, natch), but we don’t care. Spabettie’s adorable individual lentil Pi pies are perfect all year round.

19 Recipes that Swap Lentils for Meat: Curried Green Lentils And Kale

Curried Green Lentils And Kale // Curried anything is so warming and comforting as the days and evenings chill down, and this delightfully spiced lentil stew from Girl Heart Food is a slow cooker set-and-forget meal.

19 Recipes that Swap Lentils for Meat: Lentil Taco Soup

Lentil Taco Soup // We love tacos of all kinds, including this cozy soup version from The Garden Grazer that almost (almost!) makes us wish we had a driveway full of snow to shovel, just so we could refuel ourselves with a big bowl of this colorful, protein-packed lentil-and-bean goodness.

19 Recipes that Swap Lentils for Meat: Sloppy Lentils Sandwiches

Sloppy Lentils Sandwiches // Another version of one of my favorite veganized sandwiches ever, these sloppy lentils sandwiches from Veggie Inspired are pure comfort food on a bun, featuring a rich, smoky tomato sauce base.

19 Recipes that Swap Lentils for Meat: Slow Cooker Lentil Shepherd's Pie

Slow Cooker Lentil Shepherd’s Pie // Fans of the Shepherd’s Pie can look forward to coming home to a cozy meal, ready to eat, any day of the week, thanks to The Muffin Myth’s slow cooker version.

19 Recipes that Swap Lentils for Meat: Lentil Enchilada Pasta

Lentil Enchilada Pasta // A hearty pasta dish made extra flavorful with a homemade Mexican spiced lentil enchilada sauce, Sweet Simple Vegan brings us an irresistible, weeknight-easy meal.

19 Recipes that Swap Lentils for Meat: Creamy Vegan Mushroom Soup With Lentils & Brown Rice

Creamy Vegan Mushroom Soup With Lentils & Brown Rice // Lentils and mushrooms are a favorite combination in soups, and this hearty, protein-packed, stick-to-your-ribs version from Cadry’s Kitchen shows off both to their best advantage.

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Um. Swapping something for something else means to replace the former with the ladder. So you are actually saying that you are replacing lentils with meat. Grammatically.

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