Lentil Spaghetti Sauce – Serves 4

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed, or ½ teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1 cup each thinly slice bell peppers (green, red or yellow)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups green or brown lentils
  • 28 ounce spaghetti sauce, low-sodium and low-sugar (1 jar, can use 28-32 ounces)
  • 1 package whole-wheat spaghetti (16-oz)

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan heat the olive oil. Add onion and garlic to olive oil and cook over low heat until onions are soft not brown.
  2. Add lentils to the onion and garlic for 1 minute while stirring to mix well with the oil, onion and garlic. Slowly add the water or low-sodium broth. Bring to a boil and then simmer over medium heat for about 20 minutes (You will want your lentils to be cooked but still firm, if you find the lentils are not soft enough after 20 minutes you can add small amounts of liquid over 5 minute intervals until they are at your preferred texture). While the lentils are cooking, boil a pot of water and cook your spaghetti. Drain when cooked and return to pot.
  3. When the lentils are cooked, drain them in a strainer and leave in the sink temporarily. Heat the spaghetti sauce in the now empty lentil saucepan and once warm add the lentils stirring to mix completely.
  4. Serve sauce over hot cooked spaghetti noodles.

Lentil Spaghetti Sauce – Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed, or ½ teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1 cup each thinly slice bell peppers (green, red or yellow)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups green or brown lentils
  • 28 ounce spaghetti sauce, low-sodium and low-sugar (1 jar, can use 28-32 ounces)
  • 1 package whole-wheat spaghetti (16-oz)

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan heat the olive oil. Add onion and garlic to olive oil and cook over low heat until onions are soft not brown.
  2. Add lentils to the onion and garlic for 1 minute while stirring to mix well with the oil, onion and garlic. Slowly add the water or low-sodium broth. Bring to a boil and then simmer over medium heat for about 20 minutes (You will want your lentils to be cooked but still firm, if you find the lentils are not soft enough after 20 minutes you can add small amounts of liquid over 5 minute intervals until they are at your preferred texture). While the lentils are cooking, boil a pot of water and cook your spaghetti. Drain when cooked and return to pot.
  3. When the lentils are cooked, drain them in a strainer and leave in the sink temporarily. Heat the spaghetti sauce in the now empty lentil saucepan and once warm add the lentils stirring to mix completely.
  4. Serve sauce over hot cooked spaghetti noodles.

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