Lentil Pasta Sauce

  • Author: Ciara Attwell
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian


A delicious tomato pasta sauce made with red lentils and packed with protein and fibre. A great way to get some extra nutrition into a simple kids pasta dish!


  • 1 kg / 35oz passata
  • 150g / 5oz dried red lentils
  • 600ml / 2.5 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Add the passata, lentils, vegetable stock and oregano to a large saucepan.
  2. Bring to the boil, cover loosely with a lid and simmer for 15 minutes until the lentils are soft.
  3. Use either a stick blender or stand blender to blitz the sauce until smooth.
  4. If the sauce seems a little too thick add some water until it reaches the right consistency.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper (skip this if serving to babies).
  6. Mix the sauce with cooked pasta and serve immediately.


  • My recipe makes a big batch of the sauce so whatever is left over can be stored in a covered jar or container in the fridge for up to 3 days or transferred into freezer bags or containers and frozen for up to 3 months.
  • To defrost leave in the fridge overnight or put the frozen sauce into a saucepan and gently heat until completely defrosted and warmed through.