Red Lentil Marinara Spaghetti


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The Plant-Based Cookbook: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free Recipes for Lifelong Health

The Plant-Based Cookbook

By Ashley Madden

Published 2021

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Hands down my favorite meal—saucy spaghetti! This is a recipe you can easily put into your weeknight rotation. Red lentils cook quickly and work to thicken and give texture to this vibrant marinara. You can serve this pasta topped with any Parmesan for extra yum!


  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely diced
  • 2 medium carrots, finely diced
  • 6 cloves garlic,



  1. In a large sauté pan, sauté the onion and carrots with about ¼ cup water for 5 to 7 minutes or until the onion is translucent. Add water as needed to prevent burning.
  2. Now, add the garlic, mushrooms, basil, thyme, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Stir