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Lentil Bolognese Recipe - 10 Smart Points

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried lentils (I used green lentils, but red will work too)
  • 1 cup water
  • 12oz whole wheat pasta uncooked
  • 1 15oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15oz can tomato sauce
  • 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

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Then stir in the water and lentils, and cook until the lentils become soft, about 20 minutes. Make sure to stir periodically .
  5. Serve over warm pasta.

Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is about 1cup cooked pasta and about 3/4 cup sauce
Each serving = 10 Smart Points

PER SERVING: 355 calories; 4g fat; 0g saturated fat; 64g carbohydrates; 15g fiber; 4g sugar; 16g protein