Spaghetti with Red Lentil Sauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 300.1
  • Total Fat: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 651.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 46.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 11.3 g
  • Protein: 16.8 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    2 tbsp olive oil
    1 cup chopped onions
    2 tsp minced garlic
    1 cup red lentils, rinsed
    2 cups water or low sodium broth
    Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper
    1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
    1/2 tsp dried basil
    1/4 tsp dried oregano
    1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, to taste
    1 lb spaghetti (use Dreamland or Smart Taste)


1. Boil pasta water in a large covered pot. When water comes to a boil add the spaghetti noodles. Cook, stirring occasionally until it is al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain well.
2. Heat Oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until softened 5 minutes. Stir in the lentils, 2 cups water/broth and salt to taste. Cover & cook until tender, 15 minutes.
3. Add the tomatoes, basil, oregano, and red pepper flakes and season with pepper. Simmer, uncovered, over low heat 6 to 8 minutes.
4. Place cooked pasta in a shallow dish and spoon sauce on top.

*** IDEA - add frozen mixed peppers blend to step 3 ****

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ESTRUCKING.

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  • This was very good and filling. It did take longer than 15 minutes for the lentil sauce to cook. But worth the wait. - 8/12/14

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