Lunch / Dinner

Butternut Squash Lentil Loaf

I love vegan meatballs & meatloaf. I have made them with vegan cheese, salsa, oats, coconut flour, quinoa, an assortment of veggies & more.

For this loaf I wanted:

  • the main ingredient to be lentils
  • a smokey flavor
  • a yummy homemade glaze
  • clean ingredients & a nutritious outcome

This loaf is great to make ahead of time & either bake or re-heat when desired. You can also freeze to un-thaw & reheat in the future.

You might also like my Mexican Vegan Meatloaf Muffins…

Mexican Vegan Meatloaf  🔸2 T flax (plus 1/3 c water) 🔸1/2 onion  🔸5 mini 🌶 s  🔸1/2 c chopped cilantro  🔸1 can black beans (drained & rinsed) 🔸1 can white beans (drained & rinsed) 🔸2/3 c vegan cheese 🔸1/2 c cornmeal  🔸1/2 c oats 🔸1/3 c salsa  Seasoning: 🔹 1 T chili powder 🔹1 tsp dried oregano  🔹 1 tsp cumin 🔹 3/4 tsp garlic powder 🔹pinch of Himalayan salt &black pepper Bake at 375 for 30 minutes in muffin tins- click pic for link to full instructions which can be found on my Instagram via this link@thekellydiet 

Butternut Squash Lentil Loaf

  • Servings: 1 loaf
  • Difficulty: medium
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  • 1 lb cubed butternut squash
  • 2 C dry brown lentils
  • 1 flax egg (Mix 1 T Flax with  3 T water & let sit for 5 minutes)
  • 1/2 T coconut oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 C rolled or old fashioned oats
  • 1 T liquid aminos
  • 1 T balsamic vinegar


  • 1/3 C balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 C tomato paste
  • 1 tsp raw, local honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp liquid aminos
  • 1/4 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp paprika


  1. Preheat your oven to 450F.
  2. Spread your cubed squash on a baking sheet lined with a silpat. Bake for about 25 minutes or until roasted.
  3. Cook lentils according to instructions on bag.
  4. Mix your flax egg in a small bowl & set aside.
  5. Heat the coconut oil in a skillet on medium heat. Add in the onion, carrot, garlic, cinnamon, paprika & turmeric. Sauté until onions are translucent & the mixture is fragrant.
  6. When the squash & lentils are done, add all of your loaf ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Beat mixture on a high setting until squash is mashed & the batter is combined.
  7. Pour batter in a loaf pan sprayed with non-stick spray.
  8. Bake at 450F for 50 minutes.
  9. While the loaf is baking make the glaze by simmering your balsamic in a saucepan for 5 minutes. Remove from heat & whisk in the rest of your ingredients.img_6304
  10. After the 50 minutes of baking, remove the loaf from the oven, spread the top with your glaze & bake for another 5 minutes. Serve warm. Enjoy!

img_6332If you make this recipe, snap a pic & hashtag it #thekellydiet @thekellydiet- I love seeing your creations on Instagram, Pinterest & Facebook!See the source image

Use this loaf to warm you up during this cold season!


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