This thick and hearty vegetarian Lentil Bolognese is not only delicious but incredibly satisfying. While it doesn’t taste the same as a traditional meat-based bolognese, the unique flavor is wonderful in itself. And with all the fiber and protein this dish delivers, it packs quite a nutritional punch.

The sauce is definitely not lightweight…it’s rich and abundant and does a great job of satisfying your hunger. It’s well worth the 10 Smart Points per serving, as you’ll be full for quite a while.

Serve with a light salad or your favorite roasted veggies for a complete meal.


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Lentil Bolognese Recipe

Wendy Zitzman
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Servings6
Calories355

Equipment

  • 1 Skillet

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup dried lentils - (I used green lentils, but red will work too)
  • 1 cup water
  • 12 oz whole wheat pasta - uncooked
  • 15 oz diced tomatoes - 1 can
  • 15 oz tomato sauce - 1 can
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 carrots - finely chopped
  • 1 onion - finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery - finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cloves of garlic - minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add in the onions, celery, and carrots, and cook until slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Add in the garlic, and cook for another minute.
  • Now stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, oregano, basil, and parsley. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until the sauce starts to bubble.
  • Then stir in the water and lentils, and cook until the lentils become soft, about 20 minutes. Make sure to stir periodically .
  • Serve over warm pasta.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Lentil Bolognese Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 cup cooked pasta and about 3/4 cup of sauce
Amount per Serving
Calories
355
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4
g
6
%
Saturated Fat
 
0
g
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
64
g
21
%
Fiber
 
15
g
63
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
16
g
32
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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