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Slow-Cooker Lentil Pasta Sauce with Spaghetti
Slow-Cooker Lentil Pasta Sauce with Spaghetti

Slow-Cooker Lentil Pasta Sauce with Spaghetti

6 Hr(s) 10 Min(s)
10 Min(s) Prep
6 Hr(s) Cook
Healthy Living
Add a new recipe to your cooking meal plan with our Slow-Cooker Lentil Pasta Sauce with Spaghetti. Bulk up your vegetarian options for the week with lentil pasta like this one from My Food and Family.
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8 servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings
1 jar (24 oz.) marinara sauce
1 cup dry red split lentils, rinsed
1 cup water
1 carrot, peeled, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. dried basil leaves
1 lb. spaghetti, uncooked
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Let's Make It
1
Combine all ingredients except cheese and spaghetti in slow cooker; stir in half the cheese. Cover with lid.
2
Cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours (or on HIGH 3 to 5 hours). About 15 min. before sauce is done, cook spaghetti as directed on package, omitting salt.
3
Drain spaghetti. Serve topped with sauce and remaining cheese.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Special Extra
Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley over sauce before serving over spaghetti.
Tip 2
Note
For a slightly thinner sauce, reserve 1 cup of the pasta cooking water after draining the cooked spaghetti. Stir into the sauce before serving over the spaghetti.
Tip 3
Nutrition Bonus
Low in calories, fat and saturated fat, this delicious meatless main dish provides vitamin A, thanks to the carrots.
Nutrition
Calories
400
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g
5%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol less than 5mg
1%
Sodium 480mg
21%
Total Carbohydrates 69g
25%
Dietary Fiber 12g
43%
Sugars 6g
12%
Protein 18g
36%
Vitamin A
30%
Vitamin C
10%
Calcium
6%
Iron
25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
8 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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