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Zucchini Lentil Mushroom Bake

Yummy and healthy is my favorite combination. This fiber-rich zucchini bake ticks those boxes. Don't forget to save it for later 😉💚

🍽 Serves 4-5

🕘 50-55 minutes


  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 4 medium zucchinis/ courgettes

  • 1 yellow onion

  • 3 cloves of garlic

  • Mushrooms (2 Portobello mushrooms/4-5 medium white mushrooms)

  • 1 cup brown lentils @realfooddirect

  • 2 cups veg stock

  • 2 bay leaves

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ¾ cup plant-based creamy milk

  • 1 tsp basil

Tomato Sauce:

  • 2 cups passata

  • 1 Tbsp oregano

  • 1 tsp raw sugar

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast @realfooddirect

  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs (or Gluten-Free breadcrumbs)

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt, pepper to taste


  1. Finely slice the zucchini. Dice the garlic and onion and chop mushrooms. Rinse and drain the lentils. Prepare all the ingredients.

  2. In a large frying pan, heat olive oil and fry onion and garlic for 4 minutes over medium heat. Add mushrooms and cook for another 5 min. Add lentils, vegetable stock and bay leaves. Cover with a lid and cook on medium-low heat for 15min. Add plant-based milk and basil and cook without the lid for another 15min or until the lentils have fully softened. Taste and add salt and pepper.

  3. In a medium saucepan, place passata, oregano, raw sugar, and salt. Combine well. Bring to boil and set aside.

  4. Preheat oven to 180C. Spread ¼ cup of tomato sauce the bottom of an oven dish.

  5. Place slices of zucchini on the bottom. Add lentil mushroom mix and spread evenly, add another layer of zucchini slices, pour, and spread evenly tomato sauce. Place another layer of lentil mushroom mix, zucchini slices, tomato sauce and place one more layer of zucchini on top.

  6. Brush ½ tsp of olive oil on the zucchini. In a small bowl combine nutritional yeast, breadcrumbs, salt, and 1 tsp of olive oil. Spread the crumbs on top.

  7. Bake for 25 minutes.

  8. Remove from the oven and let it cool for 10min.

  9. Top with fresh basil and enjoy! 💚


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