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Rating: 4.19 stars
139 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 64
  • 4 star values: 47
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3

Hearty pasta and lentil dish. Sure to warm you down to your toes! Serve with Parmesan and crusty bread.

Anonymous

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Brown onion and garlic in oil over medium heat. Stir in lentil soup and tomatoes. Bring to boil. Stir in spinach and spices. Simmer.

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  • Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until almost done. Drain. Mix pasta into lentil sauce. Cover, and keep warm for 20 minutes. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

407 calories; protein 15.9g; carbohydrates 70.5g; fat 7.1g; cholesterol 1.5mg; sodium 282.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (101)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2008
This is one of my favorite staples. I make large batches all the time and freeze leftovers in lunch sized portions to take to work. Sometimes I add mushrooms or other vegetables lying around. I recommend defrosting the spinach in the microwave and then drain it before adding it to the pot (the directions are a little ambiguous). I always have additional chicken broth on hand unless it comes out too dry. It's also good with whole wheat pasta. Read More
(27)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/26/2011
This was good in a pinch. Read More
(5)
139 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 64
  • 4 star values: 47
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2008
This is one of my favorite staples. I make large batches all the time and freeze leftovers in lunch sized portions to take to work. Sometimes I add mushrooms or other vegetables lying around. I recommend defrosting the spinach in the microwave and then drain it before adding it to the pot (the directions are a little ambiguous). I always have additional chicken broth on hand unless it comes out too dry. It's also good with whole wheat pasta. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2005
I didn't know what to expect with this recipe but it was incredible!! I'll definitely make this over and over again. I used a red onion which was good and added extra garlic as I do in everything... also lots of crushed red pepper. Oh and I used macaroni pasta... very very yummy!!!! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2004
I really like this recipe and have made it a couple of times. It is extremely easy and quick so if you need something for the family you can whip it up. I usually do not use the ditalini- it really comes out fine with any kind of pasta. Read More
(15)
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Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2012
Yum! If 2 out of 3 kids gave it a big thumbs up, we are definitely adding it to the rotation! I love it that no one had a clue about the lentils (tiny red ones cook up unrecognizable) and the spinach (they thought it was "herbs"). The only changes I made were to use just lentils instead of the soup, and half a jar of pasta sauce + one chopped tomato, and a bigger pasta shape (it's all I had on hand). Add your own spices and you've got a big hit! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2007
This recipe is absolutely delicious! Few things I changed I used a large can 29oz I think of diced tomatoes with italian seasonings in them. I also chopped up a fresh tomato and threw that in. I cooked two and a half turkey italian sausages and added those as well. Used shell pasta as I couldnt find the ditalini.I also used a bag of fresh baby spinach instead of frozen. Eating a big bowl right now! Super easy! Will make again and again! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2008
This recipe was a winner. Quick healthy and tasty. The only change I was made was to use fresh spinach. Next time I would use whole wheat pasta just for the health benefits. One point for leftovers...it works better to store the pasta and the lentil mixture separate then mix together to heat. Otherwise the pasta becomes too soft the next day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2007
this recipe is wonderful! it's filling healthy while still being flavorful! I followed the recipe exactly (even throwing in the frozen block of spinach- which ended up cooking thoroughly). The few modifications I did were: 1) added more red pepper flakes (to make it more spicy) 2) used whole grain rotini instead 3) added a few sprinkles of lemon juice to give the pasta a slight tangy flavor. Overall it was wonderful! Will definitely make it again...and again! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2007
This was a great pasta recipe! My husband and I really enjoyed this easy recipe! I followed the directions except using a really large can of diced tomatoes since that is what I had on hand. I also added the spinach as a frozen block but since it was bothersome to keep pushing out the thawed spinach constantly while stirring I might stick it in the microwave next time. Used rotini pasta and served with the Quick and Easy Cheese Bread recipe from this site. By the way had leftovers for DAYS! (they tasted good) Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2007
This turned out great. I used whole wheat pasta and the texture of that with the thickness of the sauce made this very satisfying. I also used a can of diced tomatoes(all I had on hand) instead of crushed and it didn't change the recipe. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
05/26/2011
This was good in a pinch. Read More
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