Recipes and Cooking Slow Cooker Lentils Bolognese 3.5 (2) 2 Reviews To help you prep this delicious vegetarian bolognese meal, make the pasta or spaghetti squash and chill up to 4 days in advance. By Colleen Weeden Colleen Weeden As a food expert, Colleen Weeden has written extensively for Better Homes & Gardens. From airfryer tips to advice on how to poach an egg, she shares her passion for food with practical, easy-to-follow tips. She has also contributed to Midwest Living magazine. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on November 4, 2020 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jacob Fox Prep Time: 20 mins Slow Cook Time: 9 hrs Total Time: 9 hrs 20 mins Servings: 6 Yield: 9 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 4 cup halved fresh cremini mushrooms 2 cup chopped onions 2 cup chopped tomatoes 1 ½ cup dried brown lentils, rinsed and drained 1 ½ cup sliced carrots ¼ cup tomato paste 1 4x1-inch Parmesan cheese rind (optional) 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed 1 ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 2 ½ cup vegetable broth ½ cup dry red wine ¼ cup heavy cream 1 ½ teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary Hot cooked spaghetti squash* or spaghetti Grated Parmesan cheese Directions In a 1- to 2-gal. resealable plastic bag or airtight container combine first 11 ingredients (through pepper). Store in refrigerator up to 3 days. In a 5- to 6-qt. slow cooker combine lentil mixture, broth, and wine. Cover and cook on low 9 to 10 hours. If Parmesan rind hasn't dissolved, remove and chop rind, then return to cooker. Stir in cream and rosemary. Serve lentil mixture over squash and top with grated cheese. *To cook spaghetti squash Preheat oven to 375°F. Halve a 3-lb. spaghetti squash lengthwise. Place, cut sides down, in a foil-lined shallow baking pan. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until very tender; cool. Scrape squash strands from peel. Transfer squash strands to a resealable plastic bag or airtight container. Store in refrigerator up to 3 days. To reheat, microwave 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through, stirring once. Season with salt and black pepper. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 324 Calories 5g Fat 53g Carbs 17g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 324 % Daily Value * Total Fat 5g 6% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 13mg 4% Sodium 1095mg 48% Total Carbohydrate 53g 19% Total Sugars 12g Protein 17g Vitamin C 21.8mg 109% Calcium 106mg 8% Iron 4.4mg 24% Potassium 1095mg 23% Folate, total 276.6mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.6mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.