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Lentil Pasta Dinner for Five in 10-minutes and Less Than $15

This is an easy lentil pasta dish that can be made in about 10 minutes and feeds five people for less than $15.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

Recipe Notes

JD Roth's book 'The Big Fat Truth'. Click to view on amazon.

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