Penne with Lentils

Number of Servings: 5 (235g)
Active Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 30 min.
Penne with Lentils

Lentils are a wonderful source of protein and fiber. They’re good for the planet and good for your body, and gosh darn it, they’re just plain tasty if you cook ’em right. This simple dish is a yummy and easy way to try adding lentils to your diet.


  • 1 cup lentils
  • 8 oz. whole-wheat penne
  • 1 (26 oz.) jar Guiding Stars-worthy pasta sauce
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 4 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese


  1. Bring water to a boil in a large pan over high heat. Add the lentils and lower heat to medium.
  2. Cook lentils for 10 minutes. Add pasta. Cook until pasta and lentils are done (10-15 minutes).
  3. Drain, return lentils and pasta to pot, and stir in sauce and seasoning. Heat through and serve, garnished with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

5 servings per container

Serving Size 235g

Amount per serving
Calories 365
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.5g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 290mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 10.5g 38%
Total Sugars 8g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 47g
Protein 20g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 138mg 10%
Iron 6.3mg 35%
Potassium 460mg 10%
Vitamin A 116.1mcg 15%
Vitamin C 17.7mg 20%
Vitamin E 0.4mg 2%
Vitamin K 2.6mcg 2%
Thiamin 0.5mg 45%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 6.7mg 40%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 20%
Folate 215.6mcg 54%
Vitamin B12 0.1mcg 2%
Biotin 0.6mcg 2%
Chloride 72.8mg 4%
Pantothenate 1.2mg 25%
Phosphorus 292.9mg 25%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 78.2mg 20%
Zinc 2.7mg 25%
Selenium 36.2mcg 70%
Copper 0.5mg 60%
Manganese 1.9mg 80%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 0.2mcg 0%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Organic Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce (organic Tomato Puree (water, Tomato Paste), Organic Diced Tomatoes In Tomato Juice, Organic Onions, Organic Spices, Sea Salt, Organic Garlic, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Citric Acid), Whole Wheat Penne Pasta, Lentils, Parmesan Cheese (pasteurized Part-skim Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Italian Seasoning (marjoram, Thyme, Rosemary, Savory, Sage, Oregano, And Basil).

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