Dietitian's Corner - Hearty Lentil Spaghetti

March 8, 2019

Hearty Lentil Spaghetti

 

Adapted from Taste of Home

Time: 15 min (prep) + 70 min (cook)       Makes: 8 servings

 

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup chopped onion

  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1-1/2 cups dried lentils, rinsed

  • 4 cups vegetable broth or water

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) canned diced tomatoes

  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste

  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • 12 ounces uncooked spaghetti

  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, over medium heat, sauté onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the lentils, broth (or water), pepper and cayenne. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until lentils are tender.

  2. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, vinegar, basil and oregano. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 40-45 minutes.

  3. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain. Serve with lentil sauce. Sprinkle with cheese.

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