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Lentil Nuggets

These crispy Lentil Nuggets are a perfect plant-based alternative to chicken nuggets. Packed with protein and fiber, they make a great snack or meal.

Tasty Team
85% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Under 30 minutes


for 6 servings

  • 1 ½ cups lentils (255 g)
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • ½ cup corn (85 g)
  • ½ cup pea (75 g)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (115 g), we used vegan
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 clove garlic

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 280
  • Fat 12g
  • Carbs 25g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugar 2g
  • Protein 17g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a medium bowl, soak the lentils in cold water for 3 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400ºF (200ºC). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a food processor, combine the soaked lentils, carrot, corn, peas, vegan cheese, oregano, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and garlic, and pulse until well mixed.
  4. Take about 1 tablespoon worth of mixture and form it into a nugget with your hands.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping halfway, until golden brown.
  6. Or, pan fry with a small drizzle of oil over medium-high heat until both sides are golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool 5 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!
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