I've been making this lentil loaf recipe for over 20 years and it's one of my favorites!
1 cup of dry lentils, cooked and drained
1 chopped onion
1 chopped stalk of celery
1 chopped carrot
1 clove of minced garlic
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese (feel free to use less if you prefer)
1/2 cup of bread crumbs
1/2 tsp sage
1/2 tsp thyme
salt and pepper
2 Tb of oil for sautéing
Sauté the onion, celery, carrot, and garlic in oil (adding the garlic in at the last minute).
Combine lentils, sautéed vegetables, half of the cheese, bread crumbs, egg, and seasonings.
Bake in a greased loaf pan at 350 degrees for a total of 50 minutes sprinkling the other half of the cheese on top about halfway through.