Creamy Spinach Lentils? Simply celery, carrots, and onions– thyme, cream and spinach– a hearty potato-thickened broth base — and plain brown lentils prepared to excellence.

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Oh, for the love of that simple little lentil.

They’re inexpensive, they’re versatile to any dish, they’re simple to make and save, and they are thought about a power food that is in some way the dietary eternal youth. Not grumbling, yo. To restate the bottom line (despite the fact that we currently understood it): lentils are pure gold.

These budget-friendly little nuggets of nutrition produce some lovely incredible curries and vegetable hamburgers, however today we’re returning to the fundamentals.

I understand it sounds quite basic and simple and peasant-like, which’s since it is. It is a lot of routine, ho-hum components sluggish simmered to excellence with all these traditional tastes and textures to make a bowl loaded with velvety, soothing lentils that is rock-your-world yummy.

Lentils in a container.

Dutch oven with lentils and potatoes.

I am reluctant to reveal this on the blog site, however I’m going to do it anyways since we are relying on internet-food-blog buddies who share things with each other. Right? Errr, something like that.

Sooo … Bjork and I are thinking about embracing a pet.

By thinking about, I think I suggest that we have finished our application, had our house check out authorized, and are now waiting to fulfill one specific sweet little woman (a minimum of let’s hope she’s sweet? ohmygosh, what if she’s in fact insane?) to identify if she’s ideal for us and if we’re ideal for her.

The little woman we’re going to fulfill is a one-year-old Beagle mix– wait, inform me all your Beagle scary stories today. JOKING, do not slash we have actually most likely currently heard them– and (I can’t even think I’m stating this) according to her bio online, she is really mellow, non-barky, and home and cage trained. And you men, she likes automobile trips. Um, what? She likes automobile trips? Is that not the prettiest thing ever? We’re 100% fully grown about this entire procedure.

Seriously however, I AM attempting to establish my pet dog adoption maturity by getting notified. After years of following along as a superfan from a range, in the last couple of weeks I have actually remained additional nearby Cesar Milan’s side for support and pack leader assistance. How unbelievable is this pet dog whisperer of a guy? TRAIN ME, Cesar.

Suddenly I feel sort of shy and anxious about sharing this. Will you evaluate us if we fulfill her and learn that she’s not the ideal suitable for us? Will you state I INFORMED YOU SO if she ends up being a wild maniac of a pet once we bring her house? Will she in fact like automobile trips ?!?! Meep.

Being that you– yes, you, incredible readers– constantly been so generous in sharing life experiences with us, your pet dog adoption feedback would be valued. Mild feedback. Mild, non-judgy, patient feedback for us pet dog newbies. Like you constantly do. ♡

One-Pot Creamy Spinach Lentils.
One-Pot Creamy Spinach Lentils in a red dutch oven.

Alright, adequate bla bla bla about dull things like pet dog adoptions and let’s return to the intriguing subject of little brown beans.

This velvety spinach lentil dish is practically simply too best for these last couple of cold days of spring. Thick and rewarding with truly mellow, warm, earthy tastes, plus sprinkled with a little bit of olive oil and a splash of red white wine vinegar since Jamie Oliver states you’ll like the twang (twang! haha. twang.)– > quite sure these rustic velvety spinach lentils will bear hug your lentil-loving soul.

Quickly, they are a few of the very best lentils I have actually ever made.

And you men. I have actually made A GREAT DEAL OF LENTILS.

Creamy Spinach Lentils in two bowls.

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One-Pot Creamy Spinach Lentils in a bowl with spoon.

One-Pot Creamy Spinach Lentils

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One-Pot Creamy Spinach Lentils– SO EXCELLENT! Made with great deals of veggies and a potato-thickened broth base to hold all of it together.

Active Ingredients


  1. Heat the bacon grease (that’s what I utilized) over medium heat. Include the onions, carrots, and celery. Saute for 10 minutes up until the veggies are great and roasty and aromatic. Include the white wine gradually– it needs to offer a little sizzle and get all the browned bits off the bottom.
  2. Include the lentils, potatoes, and broth. Connect the bay leaf, parsley, and thyme together and toss in the pot (the factor for connecting is so you can quickly eliminate them at the end– I in fact covered my own up in a stalk of celery so it would be consisted of a bit much better). Simmer for 30-45 minutes, stirring sometimes, including more broth as essential so the lentils are simply hardly covered in liquid. When the lentils and potatoes are soft, carefully mash the potatoes versus the side of the pot with the back of the wood spoon to make the mix velvety.
  3. Eliminate the connected herbs; include the compromise and spinach. Stir to integrate. Season with salt and pepper (season, taste, change, repeat). Serve each serving with a drizzle of excellent olive oil and a splash of red white wine vinegar, per Jamie Oliver’s (and my) suggestion.


The cooking length for the lentils (and the quantity of liquid you require) will partly depend upon how old your lentils are. Mine have actually been around for a while … so they took about 6-7 cups of broth over about 45 minutes of cooking time. Simply play it by ear and do what feels right if it appears like it requires more liquid and more time.

Keywords: spinach and lentils, lentil dish, one pot supper, vegetarian dish

One-Pot Creamy Spinach Lentils - just a few veggies and pantry ingredients is all you need to make these super delicious and healthy lentils!

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