Pasta and Lentils Recipe

Looking for an easy Pasta and Lentils recipe? Learn how to make Pasta and Lentils using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by tmdpny

Makes 4 servings



Classic Italian meal. Do not add cheese to this and it should be thick enough to eat with a fork, not a spoon.

Recipe Ingredients for Pasta and Lentils

3/4 cup lentils
5 cups water
2 cups canned tomatoes
3 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 lb pasta
1/4 cup parsley, chopped

Recipe Directions for Pasta and Lentils

  1. In an additional pot, boil very salted water.

  2. Break up the pasta into pieces and cook until half way done - 6 minutes. Drain and put aside. (This can be done while the next step is cooking).

  3. In a large pot, bring 5 cups of water to a boil and add the lentils. Cook under a slow boil until done - about 20 minutes.

  4. Add the tomatoes, garlic, salt, oil, pepper flakes to the the lentils and cook for 5 minutes.

  5. Add the pasta, turn down the heat to medium.

  6. Constantly stir the pot until all of the extra liquid is evaporated. You will need to scrape down the sides and bottom of the pot to ensure nothing sticks.

  7. Turn off the heat, add the parsley and cover for 5 minutes.

  8. Service will a drizzle of olive oil - DO NOT add cheese.

Categories

Beans, Pasta, Main Dish, Italian, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 480.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
398
Calories from Fat
108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.0g
18%
Saturated Fat
1.7g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
41mg
14%
Sodium
323mg
13%
Potassium
657mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
56.6g
19%
Dietary Fiber
12.1g
48%
Sugars
2.8g
Protein
16.6g
Vitamin A 20% Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 5% Iron 29%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in thiamin
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