Lentils With Pasta Recipe

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Lentils with Pasta

Carolyn Delia


This is a great dish for winter but you can have it anytime and it's healthy!

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10 Min


2 Hr


Stove Top


1 lb
bag of lentils
1 medium
white onion (chopped)
1 1/2 c
chopped carrots
1 1/2 c
chopped celery
1 can(s)
tomato paste
10 c
chicken bouillon cubes (optional)
a little olive oil to saute onions
1 lb
macaroni (cooked) (elbow or ditilini)
1 Tbsp
hot pepper (optional)
1 pinch
salt (but remember you have the bouillon cubes in there)
1 pinch
black pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

Rinse and drain your Lentils

In a large pot add a little Olive oil (just enough to blond your onions) - then add tomato paste and Lentils and saute for a couple of minutes.

Add 10-12 cups of water

Bring to a boil

Add salt and pepper (to taste)- you can even add a shot of hot pepper if you like it hot! and your chicken bouillon cubes (optional)

Add your carrots and celery. Cover and let cook for about 1-2 hours. Don't forget to stir!

You may add Escerole if you like a vegetable but be sure to add it early on so it cooks well

Add water...bring to boil....then add celery and carrots....Let simmer and stir occassionally....the longer you cook...the better it is....
You can make a pound of Ditilini or Elbow macaroni and pour the Lentils over it for a delicious meal!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy