This Green Lentil Garlicky Mac And Cheese is packed with protein and flavor! Easily made vegan or vegetarian, it's an easy dish the whole family will love.

Green Lentil Garlicky Mac And Cheese

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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Entree


  • 8oz Explore Cuisine Green Lentil Penne
  • 1/2 cup vegan or dairy cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup vegan or dairy shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/8 to 1/4 tsp salt (to taste)
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 6 tbsp vegan or dairy cheese to sprinkle on top, divided


  1. Cook the pasta according the directions on the package. Drain well
  2. While the pasta cooks, combine the cream cheese, shredded cheese, basil, olive oil, garlic. salt and pepper in the food processor and pulse until creamy
  3. Preheat the oven to 375F. Coat 4 6 oz ramekins with cooking spray
  4. Transfer the warm, drained pasta to a large bowl. Add the cheese mixture and mix well, so the pasta is well coated. Spoon the pasta into the ramekins, and top each one with 1 1/2 tablespoons of shredded cheese
  5. Bake on the top rack for 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Serve warm