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Lentil Mushroom Pasta

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy lentil recipe, healthy family dinner, lentil pasta sauce, mushroom pasta sauce, vegan dinner recipe, vegan pasta sauce, vegetarian dinner
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 376kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup dry green lentils or brown
  • 10 oz pasta of choice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • 8 oz mushrooms, finely chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cups pasta sauce of choice

Instructions

  • Start by cooking the lentils. Pour lentils into a medium sauce pot and cover the lentils with water. Bring the water to a boil. Reduce the heat and let the lentil simmer for about 20 minutes. Drain extra liquid off before adding to the sauce.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to directions. Drain when done and set aside.
  • While pasta and lentils cook, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once oil is hot, add the finely chopped mushrooms, season with salt if desired and sauté 3 to 5 minutes or until mostly golden brown.
  • Add the cooked lentil and drained lentils to the skillet with mushrooms. Stir to combine. Add pasta sauce to the skillet next, again stirring to combine.
  • Taste sauce and season with salt if needed.
  • To serve, either spoon sauce over noodles, or add pasta to the sauce and toss to coat.
  • Top with grated cheese, fresh basil or red pepper flakes.

Nutrition

Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 651mg | Potassium: 891mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 5mg