Red Lentil Pasta with Superfood Marinara Sauce

Red Lentil Pasta with Superfood Marinara Sauce


This healthy red lentil pasta recipe is the ultimate easy vegetarian meal that is filled with protein and ready in just 30 minutes!


  • 8 ounces Lentil Penne Pasta
  • 25 ounces Jarred Marinara Sauce
  • 6 ounces Baby Spinach chopped
  • 2 Red Bell Peppers diced
  • 1/4 Red Onion diced
  • 1 zucchini diced
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2-3 tsp Italian seasoning more or less to taste
  • ½ tsp salt more to taste
  • ⅛ tsp crushed red pepper more to taste
  • 8 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • use 2 tbsp per serving


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  2. In a medium sized pot, saute the peppers, onion, zucchini, spinach, garlic and spices (italian seasoning, salt, crushed red pepper) for about 5-10 minutes until soft.
  3. Combine the cooked veggie mixture with 1 jar of Marinara Sauce in a blender. Blend until smooth. (Alternatively you can add the red sauce to the pot, and use an immersion blender to blend it together).
  4. Combine the cooked pasta with the superfood sauce mixture. Top with parmesan cheese and serve.


  • For added texture and protein, try sprinkling some pine nuts on top!

Original Recipe by The Picky Eater