lentil cottage pie

30 Min
very easy
4 People
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Lentil cottage pie - A winter family favourite! Hearty lentil and vegetable pie topped with golden polenta and served with fresh sliced salad.
1. Set oven grill to 200°C and bring 1.2L of water to a simmer in a saucepan.
Dice onion, carrots, celery and zucchini.

2. Heat a large pan with 1 tbsp oil over medium heat. Sauté vegetables with 1 crushed garlic clove for 5 minutes.

3. Drain and stir through lentils, tomato passata, 1 tbsp thyme leaves and 1 vegetable stock cube. Simmer for 5-6 minutes, season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Gradually add polenta to a saucepan with simmering water. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring, or until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in 40g butter, 1/2 tbsp thyme leaves and feta cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

5. Place vegetables in a baking dish and spread over polenta. Place under grill for 5-10 minutes, or until crust is golden.

6. Slice tomatoes and capsicum. Sprinkle with 1/2 tbsp thyme leaves and drizzle with 1/2 tbsp olive oil. Serve on side of cottage pie.
red onion 1/2
carrots 2
celery sticks 2
zucchini 1/2
garlic clove 1

lentils 400g
tomato passata 1/2 jar
thyme 1/2 packet
vegetable stock cube

polenta 230g
butter 40g
marinated feta cheese 1/2 tub

tomatoes 2
green capsicum 1/2

From your pantry: oil, salt & pepper.