Feeding Health: Pasta with Lentils

Updated: Aug 28, 2019


At Second Harvest, we know that hunger is a serious health issue. That is why our Nutrition Services team works every day across the 18 counties that we serve, teaching healthy cooking classes, conducting healthy grocery store tours, and teaching our community about nutrition. They also share healthy, low-cost recipes that can be made with the staple products one might be able to find in a local food pantry. Here is one we wanted to share with you!

Pasta with Lentils

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour and 5 minutes Total Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes Servings: 4


INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped 1 medium carrot, peeled and finely chopped 1 garlic clove, finely minced Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 cup brown lentils, rinsed 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 fresh bay leaf 5 cups water 8 ounces short tubular pasta (such as ziti or rigatoni) ⅓ cup milk 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley Pinch crushed red pepper flakes Grated Parmesan, for serving