Cook pasta according to package directions. I used Trader Joe’s whole wheat spiral pasta. JD Roth used spaghetti noodles in the show.
Heat non-stick pan and add veggie broth and chopped onion. Sauté and keep adding broth a few tablespoons at a time until the onion is soft and almost cooked all the way.
Add fire roasted tomatoes (or chopped tomatoes) and cooked lentils. I really prefer the fire roasted because they add so much flavor. Mix until combined well. I cooked my own lentils (1 cup dry makes 2+ cups cooked) in veggie broth.
Now, toss in the shredded basil and stir until wilted.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. I also added garlic powder, onion powder, celery salt, oregano, and aminos.