An exceptionally cheap meal, filling and flavoursome it’ll warm you up on a winters night. If you can’t be bothered mashing potatoes, cover with foil before baking.
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1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 stick celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cup diced pumpkin
3 cups vegetable stock
4 leaves silverbeet (chard), sliced
¼ cup walnuts
1 ¾ cups red lentils
2 cups mashed potato
2 tablespoons grated parmesan or cheddar
Preheat oven to 200ºC
Heat the oil in a large saucepan and sauté the onion, celery, garlic, and pumpkin until browned and beginning to soften.
Add the vegetable stock and heat through, using a wooden spoon to scrape the brownings from the bottom of the pan as you stir.
Add the silverbeet, walnuts and lentils and pour into an oven-proof baking dish.
Top with mashed potato and cheese. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30-35 minutes
Cost per serve: $2.09