One-Pot Tomato Lentil Pasta
One-bowl / one-pot
1 Tbsp (15 mL)vegetable oil
4cloves garlic, minced
1medium onion, chopped
1vegetable bouillon cube
1 tsp (1 g)
½ tspchili flakes (optional)
11 oz (300 g)dry spaghetti noodles
3 cups (792 g)tomato-based pasta sauce
2 cups (480 mL)boiling water
2 cups (298 g)cherry tomatoes, halved
1½ cups (297 g)cooked brown lentils
½ cup (68 g)green olives, sliced or chopped
⅓ cup (50 g)sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained, chopped
1 Tbsp (9 g)capers
2 cups (60 g)fresh spinach
Make your own
- Add the oil to a large pot on medium-high heat. When hot, add the garlic, onion, bouillon cube, Italian seasoning, and chili flakes. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes.
- Then add the pasta, pasta sauce, boiling water, cherry tomatoes, lentils, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and capers.
- Bring to a gentle simmer and partially cover with a lid. Cook for 10 - 15 minutes on medium heat until pasta is al dente. Stir every few minutes to ensure the pasta doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot.
- When the pasta is al dente, add the spinach and stir, cooking for an additional minute.
- Serve it generously into bowls, garnish, and enjoy!
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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Grains & Starches 43%
• dry spaghetti noodles
• cooked brown lentils
Fruits & Veggies 47%
• clove garlic
• medium onion
• tomato-based pasta sauce
• cherry tomato
• green olive
• sun-dried tomatoes in oil
• fresh spinach
CalciumNo significant sources of calcium
• vegetable oil
• green olive
• sun-dried tomatoes in oil
Nutrition per serving
Calories 589 kcal
|Total fat||13.3 g|
|Saturated fat||2.0 g|
|Trans fat||0.0 g|
|Total carbs||97.4 g|
|Dietary fiber||15.2 g|
|Total sugars||21.5 g|
|Added sugars||0.0 g|
|Vitamin A||177 μg RAE|
|Vitamin B6||0.9 mg|
|Vitamin B12||0 μg|
|Vitamin C||35.7 mg|
|Vitamin D||0 μg|
|Vitamin E||6.8 mg|
|Vitamin K||116 μg|
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Discussion & Rating
Great flavor! I don't know if I messed something up but it was a tiny bit dry.
i tried it several times. I'm in Italy and my husband was worried I was a traitor to the italian tradition. I wasn't. It's good and perfectly cooked.
This was so good! Everyone in my family loved this!
Made it tonight for dinner, it was really delicious and easy to plan ahead.
Incredible! As always an amazingly tasty recipe, easy to make and satisfyingly filling.
Thank you PUL ❤️
It’s a really great pasta recipe! Thank you!
This was delicious! I needed a quick meal, this looked good, so I made it. My family enjoyed it, too! Your recipes never disappoint!!
Made this for my elderly meat loving parents and it was a huge hit! My dad even said it was “better than regular spaghetti!”. Thanks so much for this recipe!
One of my favourite noodle recipes of yours !! Easy to make, not much cleaning and a lovely mixture of all different kind of flavours. Thank you :)
Hello! This recipe’s very nice but could you please add the fact that the water needs to be boiling when poured in the pan ? It’s actually not that obvious :)
Yummy!! So good and very easy to make, perfect weeknight dinner
It taste very good and a quick satisfying meal for the family.
This turned out super delicious and creamy! I love the recipe and will definitely make it again - this time for my non-vegan parents-in-law to impress them. :)
Wow, this recipe tasted amazing! Unfortunately, the lentils were only half-cooked because they weren't pre-cooked. Should I let the lentils boil in the tomato sauce/water mixture for 10 minutes before adding the spaghetti?
One of my favorite pasta recipes from PUL! I've made it several times (including today) and not only with spaghetti, I've tried maccheroni and it works really well!
The lentils & pasta combo is simply amazing, so tasty and nourishing!
Not a 'one pot recipe' if I have to precook lentils. Super delicious though.
I'm making this for the third time, I love it because it's tasty and I also make a big batch which is useful for a college student. For my budget it's better if I cut out the dried tomatoes and capers but the recipe is super tasty nonetheless. Thank you, Sadia and the PUL team!
I've made this about 10 times. Absolutely one of the most amazing recipes I've ever had. Tastes like it comes from a 10 star restaurant. I love it so much.
I just cooked and ate it. One of the most special and delicious pasta dish I have ever tasted.
I was having food aversion due to 🤰🏻, scrolled down your recipes and prepared this tomato pasta, literally licked my plate. Happy me :) thank you for this recipe.
Really loved this recipe, it's really easy to make and it tastes very delicious. I've been trying a lot of recipes from Pick up limes and they don't really dissapoint. Thank you for all your extraordinary job.
Wow! This recipe is so quick and easy yet so so delicious. I prepared it for myself and my mum the other day, and she loved it :). I didn't have brown lentils though, so I used red lentils, and it was amazing choice. I love that Pick Up Limes provides us with so many delicious, easy and healthy recipes. I feel the good energy from their meals and I love it. Thanks a lot!
It's my first time putting lentils in spaghetti. I really love the nutty texture it gives to the spaghetti! This dish is full of flavors and easy to make, and definitely gonna be a "signature dish" when hosting friends. :D
Thank you! <3
I have been a meat eater my whole life and am now venturing into a plant based way of eating. I made this with 1 substitution - I didn’t have lentils so I used chickpeas instead. This was by far the best spaghetti I have ever made!! This dish is bursting with flavor and just feels nourishing. Add as a bonus, my husband, who is a meat eater, gobbled this up! A new staple! Thank you 😊
I love it!
I made it for my birthday party, everyone loved it. Some of them made it themselves later. Super easy to make and delicious. Even if you left out some of ingredients pasta is still going to be good.
I have been checking out recipes here and there and your website is unmatchable!! Wow. Beautiful pictures, videos, nutritionally balanced and can add to my Amazon cart with 1 click! Thank you so so much. Finally, a user friendly vegan site with delicious food.
This looks delicious — planning on making it soon. Could I replace the bouillon cube with vegetable stock, and, if so, how much vegetable stock should I use? Thanks!
Wow. This must be one of my favorite things to make as comfort food. I once made it for my mom and me but she didn't enjoy it. I was so confused but I guess there was more for me! So easy but it has such a rich flavour, I love it.
It was so easy to make and super delicious!
Perfect comfort food meal!
This is one of my favorite recipes that I keep on rotation! It's really cozy, creamy and easy to make. A true staple! :)
Love this recipe! Have made it a couple times and always find myself coming back to it :) This is the only dish I've cooked with lentils and I've been using canned lentils. so they're cooked, but how can I use dried lentils instead? I'm not sure how to cook those and any help would be appreciated!
This was my first ever lentil dish, always wanted to try them but was afraid I’d hate them but holy cow!! This pasta was amazing! Thank you!
It was delicious and easy! I made it with red lentils :)
Amazing recipe! All the family loved it. At first I was nervous about not being able to stuff the dry spaghetti into the pot as it took some time for it to get soft enough to fit in, but it just needed a bit of patience and it turned out just perfect. :D Thanks and greetings from Czechia! :)
I have recently started plant-based diet and I have to say that this dish is AMAZING, very tasty and easy to cook! I love it so much! Thank you Sadia for this recipe and the inspiration :)
This is soo flavourful and delicious! Very easy to prepare too :)
Absolutely delicious. It's ike a vegan Bolognese. With parmesan even more delicous and with whole grain pasta even healthier. Thanks for the recipe!