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Lentils and Mushrooms with Gravy
and mashed potatoes / peas

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min
Pure comfort food, this dish is made with lentils and mushrooms simmered in a rich, savory gravy. Serve them over mashed potatoes with quick and easy buttered peas on the side.
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Ingredients

Metric
Servings:
4
Lentils and Mushrooms with Gravy:
  • Onions, medium - 1/2, thinly sliced
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Oregano, dried - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Onion powder (opt) - 1/4 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Stock, any type - 1 1/2 cups
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 tsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1/2 tsp
  • Mushrooms, any brown - 8 oz, sliced (look for pre-sliced)
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Flour, all-purpose - 2 Tbsp
  • Lentils, cooked - 2 cups (look for vacuum-packed or canned)
Mashed Potatoes:
  • Potatoes, russet - 1 1/2 lbs, peeled and cubed
  • Sour cream - 3 Tbsp (sub plain or Greek yogurt)
  • Butter - 3 Tbsp
Buttered Peas:
  • Peas, frozen - 2 1/2 cups
  • Butter - 1 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Onions - (If prepping right before cooking, get potatoes boiling before continuing with prep.) Thinly slice onions. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make lentil spice mix - Combine salt, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make gravy mixture - Combine stock, water, soy sauce, and mustard. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Mushrooms - Slice mushrooms, if not pre-sliced. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  5. Potatoes - Peel and cube potatoes.

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Make

  1. Place potatoes into a saucepan and cover with cold water and some salt. Cover and bring to a boil. Simmer uncovered for 12 to 15 minutes until potatoes can be easily pierced by a knife. Drain and let sit in a colander for ~5 minutes to let the steam escape (this creates creamier potatoes vs. liquidy potatoes).
  2. Use a masher to mash steamed potatoes with sour cream, butter (portion for potatoes), and some salt. Set aside, covered to keep warm.
  3. Heat a saute pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and then onions and mushrooms. Saute until soft, 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Add flour and spice mix and stir until no dry spots of flour remain, ~2 minutes.
  5. Pour gravy mixture over onions / mushrooms while whisking. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low-medium and add lentils. Simmer until sauce thickens slightly, 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Place frozen peas in a microwave safe bowl and cover with a damp paper towel. Defrost until no longer frozen and then cook on high until heated through, ~1 minute. Remove and toss with butter (portion for peas) and some salt and pepper.
  7. Serve lentils, mushrooms, and sauce over mashed potatoes. Serve peas on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (81)
Gluten-free (6)
Paleo (16)
Vegetarian (14)

Most Helpful

Make sure you make the patties nice and thin

By: Jhonnathan
Posted: Mar 02, 2019
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

62 reviews

Really yummy meat, but my gravy didn’t have a lot of flavor. Next time I’ll increase some of the gravy ingredients for more flavor.

By: Christine
Posted: Dec 28, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

So good. Relatively easy. I need to perfect my pan frying because the steaks got a LITTLE brown, but otherwise a very good recipe. Will make again.

By: Sara
Posted: Dec 02, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Came out SO good

By: Julia
Posted: Nov 23, 2021
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

The whole family loved it and went back for seconds. I left out the mushrooms, so the gravy was a little thin, but still delicious. I also made baked sweet potatoes in the microwave instead of mashed potatoes to save time.

By: Jackie
Posted: Nov 19, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was good but next time I would add more spices and flavoring.

By: Maggie
Posted: Jun 03, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

My spouse and I loved this, the kids didn't though. Lovely winter comfort food IMO.

By: Katherine
Posted: Jan 23, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful