This Cajun Lentil Cornbread Casserole recipe is an easy weeknight meal loaded with protein and fiber. Makes great leftovers! Gluten-free and dairy-free.
This recipe was created as part of the #TheSimpleLentil campaign, sponsored by Canadian Lentils. As always, all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Salted Plains!
I find it somewhat disconcerting September is nearing its end. It could be the weather that continues to be in the upper 80’s with humidity to match or the result of my mind wandering back to the home projects I started at the end of July and have yet to be completed. (Hello, bathroom renovation!)
With both of us back in the full-swing of the academic year, I’m finding even when I’ve done a pat-on-the-back job at meal planning for the week, when that time hits, there is little-to-no motivation left for either of us to put dinner on the table. Unless it’s easy. Easy always wins.
But to make it easy in the best good-for-you way, I try to ensure we have recipes like this Cajun lentil cornbread casserole in my back pocket. Spicy, hearty, and comforting, it also pairs great with cooler evening temps. (Here’s hoping that happens asap.)
Although I am not in control of the weather, I am happy to say this casserole hits all my major “must haves” in an easy meal. Incorporating lentils provides a hefty amount of protein and fiber for a nutritious boost. The lentils cook up quickly in the same skillet the veggies cooked in, thus reducing the amount of pots and pans….