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Lentil Pasta Sauce

This hearty pasta sauce is packed with protein and fiber. Recipe source: Allrecipes

Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Cook Time: 45 minutes Servings: 6
Ingredients Click the play button next to each ingredient for How-To Videos
  • 1 (14 ounce) jar Pasta Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil (or other cooking oil)
  • 2 cups Mixed Vegetables (like Onion, Zucchini, Mushrooms or Spinach), diced
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound cooked Pasta, such as Spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese (optional)
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 cup dry Brown Lentils
  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add vegetables and garlic. Sauté about 5 minutes.
  2. Add lentils and water to vegetables and bring to a boil, stirring to make sure nothing sticks to the bottom of your pan. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, until lentils are just getting tender.
  3. Stir in tomato sauce seasonings.  Simmer for about 10 minutes. Sauce should be quite thick, but if it is too thick, add a spoonful or two of water.
  4. Serve with your favorite pasta (and parmesan cheese, if using), and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/6 of recipe without cheese % Daily Value
Calories 470
Fat 7 g 9%
Saturated Fat 2 g 10%
Cholesterol 7 mg 2%
Sodium 126 mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 79 g 29%
Fiber 12 g 43%
Sugars 7 g
Protein 22 g 44%
Ingredient Nutrition Info

Garlic contains vitamin B6, manganese and phosphorus.

Cooked lentils are rich in folate and iron.

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