A plate topped with rice and red lentil sweet potato dahl with cilantro and lime.

Freezer Meal: Red Lentil Sweet Potato Dahl

  • Author: Laurel
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


Red Lentil Sweet Potato Dahl is an easy and healthy freezer meal made in the crockpot with just 8 simple ingredients! On the table in 30 minutes.



For freezing:

  • 1 1/2 cups red lentils
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 sweet potato, cut into bite sized cubes
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 1 lime

For cooking:

  • 2 cups broth
  • 1 cup water

For serving (optional):

  • Lime wedges
  • Rice
  • Cilantro


For freezing:

  1. Add all of the “freezing ingredients” into a freezer storage bag or lidded container. Place in the freezer for a rainy day.

For cooking:

  1. If you are using a crockpot, place the contents of the freezer bag into the pot. Add in the broth and water. Set to low for 8-9 hours.
  2. If you are using the stove, place the contents of the freezer bag into a large Dutch oven. Add the broth and water and cover. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the dahl is warmed through, about 30 minutes.

For serving:

  1. Add a serving of rice to a bowl and top with the dahl. Garnish with a squeeze of lime and cilantro, if desired.