5 Lentil Pasta Dishes Worth Trying Tonight

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5 Lentil Pasta Dishes Worth Trying Tonight

Lentil pasta is changing the pasta game, offering a high-protein, high-fiber, gluten-free pasta alternative that’s as tasty as it is satisfying. Here are five recipes that highlight this new trend, and might help you forget about pasta, pasta.

1. FIVE-INGREDIENT SPICY RED LENTIL PASTA | LIVE LEAN EAT GREEN

With just five ingredients, this sweet-n-spicy pasta is not only delicious, but it also delivers the necessary protein for a meatless diet. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1 cup each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 298; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 7mg; Sodium: 102mg; Carbohydrate: 48g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 8g; Protein 20g

2. GOLDEN SUN-DRIED TOMATO RED LENTIL PASTA | HALF BAKED HARVEST

Sun-dried tomatoes, turmeric and kale collide to add a nutrition boost to this flavorful recipe. Top with a handful of toasted pine nuts or sesame seeds for a fun crunch. Recipe makes 6 servings at approximately 1 cup each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 294; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 1mg; Sodium: 495mg; Carbohydrate: 36g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 12g

3. ONE POT CREAMY TOMATO BASIL LENTIL PASTA | TEDI SARAH

There’s no catch when it comes to this one-pot recipe. It’s delicious, easy to make and packed with 20 grams of plant-based protein. Freeze leftovers to enjoy this dish for days to come. Recipe makes 4 servings at approximately 1 cup each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 381; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 102mg; Carbohydrate: 60g; Dietary Fiber: 18g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 20g

4. LENTIL PASTA WITH ARUGULA PESTO | A NUTRITIONIST EATS

Pesto gets a fun shakeup with peppery arugula in this hearty dish. Requiring only 20 minutes of prep time, this dish makes for an easy weeknight meal. Recipe makes 7 servings at approximately 1 cup each each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 350; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 60mg; Carbohydrate: 16g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 9g

5. CREAMY COCONUT CURRY PASTA | VITAVIBES

Curried coconut pasta is the place to start for those apprehensive about lentil pastas. A balance of creamy and sweet — this is perfect as a peak-summer dish. Recipe makes 4 servings at approximately 1 cup each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 487; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 294mg; Carbohydrate: 74g; Dietary Fiber: 16g; Sugar: 12g; Protein: 25g

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  • Jerome Barry

    Thank you! I just found Lensi’s ‘pasta’ last week and it is already a hit in my family.