Lentils with Pasta

Delia H


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
  • 2
    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
  • can(s)
    (small) tomatoe sauce (only if you like a more tomatoey taste

How to Make Lentils with Pasta


  1. 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

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

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About Lentils with Pasta

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Dairy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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