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One-Pot Wonder: Make lentils taste indulgent with a creamy white wine sauce

My family enjoys mainly vegetarian meals, and while there are plenty of tasty meatless dishes, sometimes the same old recipes get boring and need a little modifying. This hearty one-pot lentils recipe uses white wine, cream and plenty of Parmesan cheese to infuse the dish with tons of flavor and give it a velvety feel.

creamy white wine lentils
Image: Brandi Bidot/Sheknows

To give these lentils even more flavor, I used roasted garlic, fresh herbs, healthy veggies and a pinch of nutmeg. Try to use fresh herbs if possible, as they add an earthy flavor (plus they look pretty!).

And don’t worry about the alcohol in this dish — it cooks away before you are ready to serve it up.

creamy white wine lentils
Image: Brandi Bidot/Sheknows

Easy one-pot white wine lentils recipe

Serves 6

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 40 minutes | Total time: 55 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 small sweet onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons jarred roasted garlic
  • 1 cup canned sweet peas
  • 1 cup canned diced carrots
  • 1 (15 ounce) can lentils
  • 1-1/2 cups canned whole potatoes, diced
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped thyme (plus more for garnish)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley (plus more for garnish)
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. To a large pot, add the olive oil, onions and garlic, and cook over medium heat until the onions are translucent, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients except for the spinach and Parmesan cheese, and stir well.
  3. Cover, and simmer on medium-low for 25 to 30 minutes or until the mixture thickens and the vegetables soften.
  4. Finally, add in the baby spinach and Parmesan cheese. Cook an extra 5 minutes or until the spinach wilts, and then remove from the heat.
  5. Garnish with extra fresh chopped parsley and thyme, and serve warm.
one-pot wonder
Image: SheKnows

More lentil recipes

Slow cooker lentil dal
Lentil and veggie shepherd’s pie
Lentil tacos

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