Recipe: Easy Cheesy Lentils

As promised, here’s the super simple recipe for the super easy cheesy lentils – the dish from my childhood caravan holidays in Dorset.


  • 1 large onion
  • plenty of garlic (at least 1 clove, if not 4 – depends on your personal taste)
  • 200g red split lentils, washed
  • water (double the amount of lentils)
  • lots of grated cheddar
  • lashings of black pepper

Chop the onion, crush the garlic and fry them together in a little olive oil till they have softened. Next, add the lentils, give it all a stir then pour in all the water and bring it  to the boil. Then turn the heat down till the mixture simmers and leave it with the lid on for a good 25 minutes.

Towards the end of the cooking time, throw in the grated cheddar and mix well. Serve soon after, with potatoes and a tomato salad. This is nourishing, nutritious, cheap and yummy! 

A big hit with the toddler too – but beware of the salt content of your cheddar.



I know it doesn’t look terribly appetising in pictures but I can assure you this dish is absolutely delicious! 

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