Hearty Lentil Spaghetti

lentil spaghetti
“You won't miss any meat in this Hearty Lentil Spaghetti,” writes Marie Bender of Henderson, Nevada. Packed full of lentils and Italian flavors, this sauce is thick, hearty and zesty. This recipe was provided by Taste of Home Healthy Recipes.
Recipe By: Tasteofhome.com
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  • Serves 8

Ingredients

    • 3/4 cup chopped onion
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1-1/2 cups dried lentils, rinsed
    • 4 cups vegetable broth
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes
    • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
    • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
    • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
    • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
    • 12 ounces uncooked spaghetti
    • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions

In a large saucepan coated with cooking spray, cook onion and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in the lentils, broth, pepper and cayenne. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until lentils are tender.

Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, vinegar, basil and oregano. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 40-45 minutes.

Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain. Serve with lentil sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
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