This easy lentil pasta recipe is a satisfying, comforting vegetarian meal.A rich tomato and lentil sauce coats chewy ribbons of al dente pasta.Jump to recipe Ok, pasta lovers, you need this lentil pasta recipe in your winter rotation! It’s budget-friendly, easy to make, and comforting in the way that only pasta with red sauce can be.Though this lentil pasta recipe is full of Italian flavors (marinara! balsamic! Parmesan!), it’s not a take on any specific Italian pasta dish.
Rather, it’s something I love to cook when I want a hearty, flavorful pasta dinner, but I don’t want to go to the store or spend hours in the kitchen.This lentil pasta recipe comes together with basic pantry ingredients, and you can have it on the table in right around 30 minutes.I think you’re going to love it! Lentil Pasta Recipe IngredientsHere’s what you’ll need to make this lentil pasta recipe:Lentils, of course! They pack this pasta with nutrients like fiber and plant-based protein.
I like to use French green lentils for this recipe because they retain a nice bite when cooked.In a pinch, regular green or brown lentils will work here too.DON’T sub red lentils–their texture is too soft and mushy for this recipe.
Pasta – Pappardelle is my noodle of choice.I love the wide, chewy ribbons in the hearty lentil pasta sauce.If you can’t find it, tagliatelle is a great sub.
Or, if you’re vegan, and you need to use egg-free pasta, swap in fettuccine or linguine.Gluten-fre