Lentil Bolognese

Lunch / Dinner

Lentil Bolognese

You won’t even miss the meat in this healthier, lentil-based version of pasta Bolognese.


(4 servings) 4 cups

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Heat oil in a skillet over medium. Add mushrooms, onion, celery, carrot, garlic, Italian seasoning, and pepper flakes; sweat, partially covered, until softened and fragrant, 810 minutes.

Stir in tomato paste; cook 12 minutes. Deglaze skillet with wine, scraping up any brown bits; cook until evaporated. Stir in broth, tomatoes, and lentils; simmer, partially covered, until lentils are tender, 4550 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, cook orecchiette in a pot of boiling salted water according to package directions; drain.

Stir cream and vinegar into bolognese; season with salt.

Serve bolognese over orecchiette; top with parsley and Parmesan.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 491

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14g 21%

Saturated Fat 4g 20%

Cholesterol 17mg 5%

Sodium 257mg 10%

Carbs 72g 24%

Protein 16g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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