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Lentil Bolognese Recipe

Anthony Seed
This is one of my absolute favorite dishes. Hearty, rich in flavor and a real crowd pleaser!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves smashed and chopped
  • 1 cup carrot chopped
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 15 ounce can of lentils drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup red wine
  • ½ cup tomato paste
  • 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt and papper
  • basil for garnish


  • Sautee onion, garlic, carrots and celery in oil until transulcent.
  • Add tomato paste and mix with the sauteed vegetables.
  • Add wine and stir until you see some slight bubbling.
  • Add vegetable broth, crushed tomatoes, spices, herbs and lentils.
  • Bring to a low boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes to allow the flavors to blend together.
  • Remove bay leaf before serving.
  • Top with fresh basil. Serve along side or on top of pasta, rice or potatoes.
  • Serve with crusty bread if desired.
Keyword easy, feel good, quick, tomato base