One Pot Tomato Lentil Pasta
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This easy one pot tomato lentil pasta makes weeknight cooking a breeze!
Serves: 4
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • ½ cup red lentils
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup water (have more handy, just in case)
  • 2½ cups whole wheat rotini/fusilli (or pasta of choice)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Freshly grated parmesan or parsley to serve
  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat, and add onions
  2. Saute for a few minutes until softened and add the garlic, cook for a minute more
  3. Add tomatoes and thyme to the pan, and mix, cook for barely a minute, and add the lentils. Give everything a good mix so the lentils are coated in the onion-tomato mixture. Add the vegetable stock and water, and bring to a steady simmer
  4. Add the pasta to the pan, and cook with the lid on for about 12 minutes until the lentils and pasta are tender. Stir occasionally to make sure that your lentils aren't sticking to the bottom of your pan, if the lentils and pasta drink up all your liquid before the dish is cooked, add a splash more water
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve with fresh parsley or parmesan
Recipe by Emma's Little Kitchen at