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Braised Lentil & Vegetable Medley

Time: 60 minutes
Servings: 4
This is a healthy and homemade recipe idea that your family is sure to enjoy!


  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 (6.5 oz) can sliced mushrooms, drained & rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen onion & bell pepper mix
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 1/2 cups unsalted beef broth
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry lentils, rinsed
  • 3/4 cup instant brown rice


  1. Cut ends off squash & cut in half, lengthwise.  Scoop seeds out with a spoon & throw away. Place squash in a microwave-safe dish flesh-side up.  Microwave 15 minutes, or until tender.  Let cool.  Score squash with a knife making small squares, without breaking skin.  Scoop squash out & set aside. 
  2. In a large saucepan, add oil & heat over medium. Sauté mushrooms, onion & pepper mix & garlic powder 3-4 minutes, or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add squash. Cook 2-3 minutes, or until squash is golden brown on edges.
  4. Add broth, oregano & pepper. Increase heat to medium-high & bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in lentils. Cover & simmer 30-35 minutes, or until lentils are tender, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add rice. Cover & simmer 10 minutes, or until rice is tender. 



Want to switch things up? Try using acorn squash, another winter squash like butternut squash, instead!

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per recipe
Serving size (617g)
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.5g 3%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 350mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
    Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
    Total Sugars 7g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars
Protein 14g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 117mg 10%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 1027mg 20%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


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