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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 290.8
  • Total Fat: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 16.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 57.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.4 g
  • Protein: 12.9 g

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Pasta and Lentils - Vegetarian

Submitted by: DEECAFFEINATED

Introduction

Wonderful dish bursting with flavor - will make your tastebuds dance!! Carrots add a certain sweetness while the thyme adds such an indescribable flavor! Quick to make. Wonderful dish bursting with flavor - will make your tastebuds dance!! Carrots add a certain sweetness while the thyme adds such an indescribable flavor! Quick to make.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1/2 cup Lentils (1-1.25 cup cooked)
    Water
    Vegetable bullion (I use Better Than Bullion paste)

    1 large Onion
    1 large Carrot
    2 Tb Fresh thyme - 1/2 tsp dried if you don't have fresh
    8 oz raw pasta (4 cups cooked pasta)

Directions

To make this quick do the prep in stages during cook times:

Cutup onion and start that browning in a bit of olive oil. Use a large pot so you have less cleanup - this pot will hold everything by the time you're done.

While that's going put the dried lentils in a separate small pot with about 1 1/2 cups water and about 1 tsp bullion and get that to boil for about 10 minutes.

Start the water for the pasta in a large pot.

While the lentils are cooking and pasta water getting to boil:
Grate the carrot and add to the onion. Add the thyme. Stir that up a bit and turn down to simmer.

Add the now cooked lentils with the water and all to the onion and carrot. Simmer. (the lentils may not be completely done at this point but will finish with the onion / carrot during the next few minutes)

When the pasta water boils, add the pasta to cook. Drain the pasta and add to the lentil / onion / carrot mix. Stir to coat. Serve.

Makes about 4 servings but it's so good you may want to make extra pasta to fill large tummies!!

** Note - throw in some spinach too and if you use this on the meal tracker remember to add as it's not in the ingredient list.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DEE_SPARKS.






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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I found there was too high of a pasta to stuff ratio. Less pasta would help. I also added some olive oil (but I guess if watching fat/calories more then you'd want to avoid it). - 7/10/09

    Reply from DEECAFFEINATED (7/15/13)
    Agreed, I'd likely cut way back on pasta now or use a little brown rice


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  • I added parmesan cheese on top and some pepper for taste. - 7/10/13

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