lentil bolognese
lentil bolognese

Lentil Bolognese

Lentil Bolognese

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Recipe by Sagen Jackson Course: DinnerCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy


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Easy lentil bolognese for that night you’re craving warm and tasty Italian.


  • 1 cup 1 lentils, cooked and sprouted

  • 1 15 oz jar 1 spaghetti sauce

  • 1/2 medium 1/2 onion, diced

  • 1 medium 1 bell pepper, diced

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic, minced

  • 1 Tbsp 1 brown sugar

  • 1 tsp 1 salt

  • 1 tsp 1 black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 cayenne pepper

  • 1 package 1 banza chickpea pasta

  • 1 cup 1 vegetable broth

  • 1 Tbsp 1 olive oil


  • Cook lentils according to package directions, set aside.
  • Cook your pasta according to the package directions.  If you want to add extra flavor to your noodles add ½ cup of vegetable broth to the boiling water as noodles cook. Toss in 1 Tbsp olive oil and set aside.
  • In a large, heavy bottomed pan add 1/4 cup of vegetable broth and heat over medium heat.  Once broth begins to simmer down add onions and bell pepper and saute for 5 minutes. You will need to keep an eye on veggies to ensure they don’t burn. Add broth a tablespoon at a time, as needed.
  • After 5 minutes add the garlic to the pan and allow to saute with onions and peppers until fragrant. This should only be for about 1 minute or so.
  • Now add your jar of spaghetti sauce to the sauted mixture and stir. (Pro tip: add about ¼ – ½ cups of water to the spaghetti sauce jar, put the top on, shake it, then pour that into the saute pan as well.).
  • Once veggies and salt have been combined add lentils,  brown sugar, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to the pan. Stir and saute until boiling.
  • Once sauce begins to boil turn heat to low and allow to simmer on low for 10 – 15 minutes. Stir occasionally to ensure sauce does not burn.
  • Once the sauce is done cooking plate your noodles, pour the sauce over them and enjoy!

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Sagen Jackson

Sagen knows first hand the harmful negative impacts bad habits can have on your health. For the past fifteen years, she has worked in the health industry developing programs for underserved women, partnering with doctors to create unique primary care services and serving with her local breastfeeding coalition and food bank. She loves helping women like you set health goals and crush them! Because she knows if she can overcome a drinking addiction and unhealthy eating habits so can you! It won’t always be easy but feeling and looking your best is always worth it! Download the HealthiHER app and get started on your journey to a HealthiHER you! You Glow Girl!

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