Recipe By Allrecipes Member
Published Feb 17th
Prep 15m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 45m
Servings 6 servings Calories 406.9

Hearty pasta and lentil dish. Sure to warm you down to your toes! Serve with Parmesan and crusty bread.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (19 ounce) can lentil soup
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 (16 ounce) package ditalini pasta
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Brown onion and garlic in oil over medium heat. Stir in lentil soup and tomatoes. Bring to boil. Stir in spinach and spices. Simmer.
  2. 2 Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until almost done. Drain. Mix pasta into lentil sauce. Cover, and keep warm for 20 minutes. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 406.9
  • Carbohydrate 70.5 g
  • Cholesterol 1.5 mg
  • Fat 7.1 g
  • Fiber 7 g
  • Protein 15.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.3 g
  • Sodium 282.1 mg
  • Sugar 3.1 g


  1. Yum! If 2 out of 3 kids gave it a big thumbs up, we are definitely adding it to the rotation! I love it that no one had a clue about the lentils (tiny red ones cook up unrecognizable) and the spinach (they thought it was "herbs"). The only changes I made were to use - Read more ...
  2. This was good in a pinch.
  3. This is one of my favorite staples. I make large batches all the time and freeze leftovers in lunch sized portions to take to work. Sometimes I add mushrooms or other vegetables lying around. I recommend defrosting the spinach in the microwave and then drain it before adding it to the pot (the directions are - Read more ...
  4. This recipe was a winner. Quick healthy and tasty. The only change I was made was to use fresh spinach. Next time I would use whole wheat pasta just for the health benefits. One point for works better to store the pasta and the lentil mixture separate then mix together to heat. Otherwise the - Read more ...
  5. This recipe is absolutely delicious! Few things I changed I used a large can 29oz I think of diced tomatoes with italian seasonings in them. I also chopped up a fresh tomato and threw that in. I cooked two and a half turkey italian sausages and added those as well. Used shell pasta as I - Read more ...
  6. This turned out great. I used whole wheat pasta and the texture of that with the thickness of the sauce made this very satisfying. I also used a can of diced tomatoes(all I had on hand) instead of crushed and it didn't change the recipe.
  7. This was a great pasta recipe! My husband and I really enjoyed this easy recipe! I followed the directions except using a really large can of diced tomatoes since that is what I had on hand. I also added the spinach as a frozen block but since it was bothersome to keep pushing out the - Read more ...
  8. this recipe is wonderful! it's filling healthy while still being flavorful! I followed the recipe exactly (even throwing in the frozen block of spinach- which ended up cooking thoroughly). The few modifications I did were: 1) added more red pepper flakes (to make it more spicy) 2) used whole grain rotini instead 3) added a - Read more ...
  9. I didn't know what to expect with this recipe but it was incredible!! I'll definitely make this over and over again. I used a red onion which was good and added extra garlic as I do in everything... also lots of crushed red pepper. Oh and I used macaroni pasta... very very yummy!!!!
  10. I really like this recipe and have made it a couple of times. It is extremely easy and quick so if you need something for the family you can whip it up. I usually do not use the ditalini- it really comes out fine with any kind of pasta.

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