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Greek Lentil Pasta

Makes: 16 servings
Serving size: 3/4cup
Prep 35 mins Cook 1 hr
Greek Lentil Pasta
Ingredients
  • 5  medium carrots, peeled and thinly sliced (2 1/2 cups)
  • 1  large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 4 - 5  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4  cup  organic extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1  pound  dry brown lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1 28  ounce can  diced tomato
  • 2 8  ounce can  no salt added tomato sauce
  • 2  teaspoons  dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  •  Hot cooked pasta
  •  Organic extra-virgin olive oil
Directions

1. In a large heavy bottomed pot or Dutch oven (nonstick is best), cook carrots, onion, and garlic in 1/4 cup hot olive oil over medium heat until tender. Add lentils and 5 cups water. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 30 to 35 minutes or until lentils are tender, adding additional water if needed.

2. Add undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, thyme, salt, and pepper. return to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, about 30 minutes or until desired consistency.

3. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; toss cooked pasta with a small amount of olive oil. Top pasta with sauce to serve.

From the Test KitchenMake-Ahead Directions:
  • Freeze sauce in 3 cup portions. Thaw overnight in refrigerator (mixture will not be completely thawed). Transfer to a medium saucepan. Add 1/4 cup water. Cook, covered, over medium-low heat for 20 minutes or until heated through, breaking up mixture with a spoon after 10 minutes of cooking.
Nutrition Facts (Greek Lentil Pasta)
  • Servings Per Recipe 16,
  • cal. (kcal) 393,
  • Fat, total (g) 9,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 63,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 7,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 13,
  • sugar (g) 6,
  • pro. (g) 15,
  • vit. A (RE) 5944,
  • vit. A (IU) 3401,
  • vit. C (mg) 10,
  • Thiamin (mg) 1,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 4,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 153,
  • sodium (mg) 155,
  • Potassium (mg) 552,
  • calcium (mg) 50,
  • iron (mg) 5,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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