Budget friendly, beginner vegan recipe
The world’s easiest, meaty vegan pasta sauce. Full of fiber, protein and very delicious. Ridiculously easy to make. Perfect, budget-friendly, simple vegan pasta sauce for beginner cooks, new vegans, vegan teens or college students.
I see you there, staring in your pantry, once again wondering what the heck to cook for dinner. You want something healthy-ish, quick and satisfying. Well, I’ve got the perfect weeknight recipe for you.
This easy, meaty vegan lentil pasta sauce is one of my favorites. This is one of my staple meals that’s in the steady rotation of monthly recipes. This was also one of the first meals I cooked regularly when I became vegan, so it’s a bit of a nostalgic, comfort food for me.
This recipe is perfect for those of you that don’t like to cook or you just want a quick and easy meal that you can whip up in under 30 minutes after a long day at work. It’s also a simple, easy recipe for kids and teens to make.
Lentils are one of my favorite meat replacements. They work well in just about every recipe that requires ground beef. I love the way I feel after eating lentils; satisfied and full.
Lentils are such a fantastic food.
They’re full of B vitamins, iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium and one cup of cooked lentils provides about 17 grams of protein. They’re also really affordable and this meals if extremely budget friendly. Need I say more?!
This pasta also goes well with some vegan garlic bread. Grab a baguette, some vegan butter, salt and garlic powder and you can whip up some homemade garlic bread in no time. A big, green salad also pairs nicely with this easy dinner.
Grab some brown lentils, your favorite pasta sauce and some noodles and you’ll have an easy weeknight dinner ready to go in under thirty minutes.
Let me know how you enjoyed this in the comments below!
World’s easiest, vegan lentil pasta sauce
- 2 cups of dry brown or green lentils (rinsed)
- 5 cups of water
- 1 Jar of pasta sauce (check label to make sure there is no dairy)
- Rinse the lentils in a strainer
- Place lentils and water in a sauce pan, cover and bring to a boil
- Once boiling, turn down heat and simmer for 25-30 minutes until lentils are soft
- Once lentils are cooked, mix the pasta sauce in. It's ok if there is still a little water in the lentils, just mix it all together.
- Serve over cooked pasta