A bowl of lentil and vegetable curry with rice

Kids’ lentil recipes

Lentils are a super-versatile ingredient that kids are sure to enjoy in all kinds of dishes, from mild curries to shepherd's pie and simple soups.

22 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Swap in different veg to this family-friendly curry, or add a can of chickpeas to make it chunkier. Kids can take it to school in a wide-necked thermos

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Carrots and red lentils are packed with goodness and this weaning purée is great for babies moving on from eating soft foods to slightly more textured meals

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Make these shepherd's pies for your toddler and see how they wolf them down. As well as lamb, they're packed with lentils, carrots, courgette and pepper

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Babies tend to love the taste of sweet potato, here we’ve combined it with lentils which are a rich source of protein, iron and fibre. You can also add a dollop of yogurt for an extra protein boost

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
60 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this filling veggie soup with red lentils, carrots and leeks. It's low in calories and fat and delivers three of your 5-a-day 

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
257 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Struggle to get your five-a-day? This superhealthy ragu will get you four steps closer and can be frozen for extra convenience

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
662 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A comforting vegan one-pot recipe that counts for 3 of your 5-a-day! You can't go wrong with this iron-rich, low-fat, low-calorie supper.

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
24 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make these mini veggie shepherd's pies ahead and freeze them for a nutritious family supper when you're pushed for time. They contain three of your 5-a-day

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
286 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A storecupboard spice pot with red and green lentils, chickpeas and coriander. Serve with yogurt and naan bread

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Make this kedgeree with our basic lentils recipe, plus wholegrain rice, peas, eggs and haddock. It can be served for brunch, lunch or supper

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
35 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A healthy tomato 'pasta' dish that makes full use of your spiralizer. This vegan-friendly supper is five of your five-a-day and will fill you to the brim

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
35 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This easy vegetarian dip is a healthy alternative to hummus and great with crudités in a lunchbox or served as a vegan pate as part of a snack selection.

40 mins
Easy
Vegan
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