Lentil Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Lentil Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

A substantial sauce that will stand up to whole wheat pasta. You can use any color of lentil you like- red, brown or yellow- they all add that extra boost of protein.

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (or substitute 1 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 10 oz frozen spinach (or substitute about 2 cups fresh)
  • 1 cup lentils, rinsed
  • 1 14.5-oz can diced tomatoes (look for “no salt added”)
  • 2 15-oz cans tomato sauce
  • 1 15-oz can vegetable or chicken broth (look for “low sodium”)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

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Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in slow cooker. For extra flavor, you can sauté onions and garlic in olive oil before adding to slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for about 8 hours.
  3. Serve over whole wheat pasta.

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