Lentil Pasta Recipe in 15-Minutes

This is an easy vegan recipe lentil pasta recipe that can be made in about 10 minutes and feeds five people for less than $15.

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword lentil pasta recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 servings


  • 16 oz pkg brown rice pasta or other whole grain pasta
  • 1/4 cup veggie broth
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 15 oz cans fire roasted tomatoes or ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 8-12 basil leaves, shredded
  • 1 pkg Trader Joe's steamed lentils or 2-1/2 cups cooked lentils (1 cup dry)
  • 1 tsp liquid aminos, or soy sauce (Terri tweek)
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder (Terri tweak)
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder (Terri tweak)
  • 3/4 tsp oregano, dry (Terri tweak)
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt (Terri tweak)
  • salt & peper, to taste


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. I used Trader Joe's whole wheat spiral pasta. JD Roth used spaghetti noodles in the show.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Now, toss in the shredded basil and stir until wilted.
  5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. I also added garlic powder, onion powder, celery salt, oregano, and aminos.
  6. Serve lentil bolognese over pasta and enjoy.