Lentil Ragu Pasta

Author: Sarah Cobacho | Posted: March 1, 2022

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Lentil Ragu Pasta

This pasta is so delicious and quick to put together it makes it the ideal weeknight dinner. I’m using red lentil pasta, which is my favourite pulse pasta. It’s a great way to sneak in some extra legumes and bump the protein intake. I hope you enjoy this healthy take on a classic recipe as much as we do!

Lentil Ragu Pasta

5 from 2 votes
Lentil Ragu Pasta
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
A quick, delicious, and protein-packed pasta dish featuring red lentil pasta and a hearty lentil ragu sauce. Perfect for a weeknight dinner!
By Sarah Cobacho (plantbaes.com)


Servings 4


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, finely diced
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 200 g mushrooms
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1.5 cup lentils
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 250 g passata sauce
  • 400 g diced tomato
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pasta (preferably red lentil pasta)


  • Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Add diced onions and cook until softened.
  • Add carrots, garlic, mushrooms, thyme, bay leaves, a pinch of salt, and a crack of black pepper. Stir regularly and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Lower the heat, add lentils, balsamic vinegar, and tamari. Cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Add passata and diced tomatoes. Cover and simmer on low heat for at least 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. For deeper flavors, you can simmer up to 1 hour.
  • While the sauce is simmering, cook your pasta according to the packet instructions.
  • Remove the bay leaves and thyme from the sauce. Serve the lentil ragu over the cooked pasta. Top with plant-based parmesan, if desired, and enjoy!
Per Serving
Calories 564kcalCarbohydrates 95gProtein 35gFat 7gSodium 420mgFiber 16gVitamin A 176IUVitamin C 12mgCalcium 59mgIron 56mg
CUISINE Italian-Inspired
KEYWORDS Easy Dinner, High Protein, Lentil Ragu, Pulse Pasta
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