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Lentil Sauce For Pasta

What you need: 

1 cup red lentils
1 (15 ounce) can chopped tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 vegetable bouillon cube
2 cups water
1 onion, chopped
pepper, to taste
basil, to taste

What you do: 

1. Throw all the ingredients into a saucepan.
2. Boil for 20-30 minutes and then serve over warm pasta.
This has to be my very favorite pasta sauce. I make it at least once a week and even my picky younger brother thinks it tastes great!

Preparation Time: 
30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
4
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I really liked this. I added about 6 cloves of garlic and sauteed eggplant and red peppers separtely, I also added corn and peas. Served over rice pasta. I blended the tomato/lentil mix. Yummy!!!

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Thank you, Great recipe! I followed the recipe pretty close, but added a couple extra garlic cloves, and water. Along with the pasta, I added mushrooms, brocolli and cherry tomatoes. When I had all mixed together I added some Nut. Yeast, not alot and mixed. It was really a good & healthy meal.
Thank you for posting this easy recipe, it will be a staple in my kitchen...it's so easy to make and good!  ;)b

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This was unexpectedly good!  I sauteed the onion and 2 cloves of garlic as others have recommended and it turned out great.  great way to add more protein to your diet.  Oh, I also added red pepper flakes since I always need some spice!

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Yum. :>

I also added garlic (finely grated into the sauce and simmered with it) and some dried oregano and basil.

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I thought this was really nice, but I liked it much better over steamed brown rice. The first night I made it, I served over some whole wheat pasta. I think I would have liked it more if I had pureed it like others suggested. The next night I served it over rice and thought it was great.

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I made this tonight for dinner and absolutely loved the taste.  I added a smashed clove of garlic, oregano, thyme, sage, and a few fennel seeds (plus I had to add about 1/4 cup additional water to keep it from drying out too much).  After I let it cook for 20 min, I pureed it with a hand blender to smooth it out.  I love how nutritious and yummy this recipe is!!

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I've made this several times from various recipes, but I always kind of make my own sauce, anyway, This time, I sauteed onions, mushrooms, and like 6 cloves of garlic, then added crushed basil tomatoes, and cooked the lentils in a separate pot. I used lots of salt, pepper, basil, oregano, fennel, and chili flakes in the sauce, then added the cooked lentils (with some remaining water), and simmered while I cooked the spinach twisties pasta. It turned out very well; very satisfying.

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wow, this sounds really good..I might have to try it and throw in some veg 'meatballs' on the side...

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This was SOOO good. I added a couple cloves of garlic. Phlutter made me want to use spirals for this recipe, but alas, all I had were shells. However, it was FANTASTIC with shells! Don't use fettucine though, that was weird for some reason. I highly recommend this recipe, especially with shells. You don't even need the pasta though, you can eat it by itself and it's still great. Sometimes even better.

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I made this.. I wish I would have used it with spiral pasta, because I think it would have worked better that way.  I used vidalia onions and sauteed them first then added the other ingredients... next time I am going to add garlic and sautee with the onions.. I also used a large can of crushed tomatoes...  i felt it was lacking something, and now that I think of it.. I think I would have preferred it with garlic (i love garlic!)...  It was pretty good though... But I do suggest a spiral noodle.. I can see where it would be good as a stuffing... I may use this (with less tom. so it will be thicker) as a stuffing for stuffed squash or something come squash season...  I'll bet this would be awesome with spaghetti squash!  mmmmm...  ;)b

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