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This sauce is great, though I had to add a few extra spices for me (I like LOTS of flavor) It's nice and thick and chunky, and feels good to know I'm getting a bit more protein, from the lentils. I added some grated carrot and a little crushed red pepper and Italian seasoning. Great on pasta with your Nutritional Yeast 'Parmesan'!
Excellent! I made a half recipe and served over whole wheat spaghetti -- enjoyed it very much. Made a few changes... I sauteed the veggies in vegetable stock instead of oil. I took a few hints from yogi and added grated carrot, chopped green pepper, oregano, basil, parsley, crushed red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. I used red lentils and they were well-cooked and mushy way before 45 minutes. A delicious, hearty, healthy pasta sauce!
I found this was good but needed a bit more, so I added celery,carrot and also a bit of mixed dried italian herbs and sweet paprika powder. Also I used green french lentils which took a lot longer to cook but they are firmer and hold theitr shape well. I have also tried this sauce with sausage thrown in and it was really delicious.
I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out really bland. I froze the leftovers and added basil, oregano, garlic powder, and more salt and pepper when I wanted to use it again and it tasted much better.
We love this! I subbed eggplant for the mushrooms and added some oregano and basil. Used penne and lots of parmesan and this will go into regular rotation. Thank you !
Spectacular! I've never made homemade pasta sauce before and I'm really glad I tried this one first. It was very hearty, from the lentils. And the mushrooms provided a nice "meaty" texture. I added oregano and basil, and next time I'll probably add carrots. I served it over angel hair pasta and it was might good! Thanks for my new favorite recipe!
This recipe was awesome. The kids loved it. May be our new staple pasta sauce.
We really liked the lentils in this recipe. We added Italian seasoning, grated carrots, squash and left out the last 1/2 cup of water as well. We had enough to freeze to enjoy this a couple more times. Thank you!
Very good basic sauce. I like it that it is thick and chunky. Used the vegetables stated but next time I'll experiment with more veggies. Used just one teaspoon sugar and did not need the last 1/2 cup water. Since I thought it needed a little more flavor I added 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/2 teaspoon oregano, all at the end of cooking. Will certainly make again. Thanks for posting.
To both my husband and myself this was lacking in flavor for a pasta sauce. Next time I would just add the lentils in place of meat to my family's own recipe.