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One-Pot Lentil Pasta Primavera

This One-Pot Lentil Pasta Primavera is a gluten-free, vegan, flavorful, springtime pasta dish that’s so easy you don’t even need to boil the pasta separately!

free from: gluten, dairy, tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish, fish, egg, soy

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 356 kcal


  • 3.5 cups water
  • 12 ounces red lentil pasta
  • 16 oz frozen cauliflower broccoli, or cauliflower/broccoli blend
  • 1 c. frozen peas
  • 2 c. frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 large carrot sliced into matchsticks (optional)
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes (halved; optional)
  • 2 Tbsp garlic (minced; about 3 large cloves)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil finely chopped (I used fresh basil and parsley, plus more for garnish)


  1. In a wide-brimmed large pan or large pot, combine water and red lentil pasta. Cover pan, place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
  2. When water is starting to simmer and gently boil, uncover and stir pasta, breaking up any pasta clumps.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients, except the herbs. Stir to combine, cover, and allow to cook 7-8 minutes.
  4. Uncover, stir in fresh herbs, and continue to finish cooking uncovered until pasta is al dente and all water has been absorbed or evaporated (about 1 minute).
  5. If desired, garnish with additional fresh herbs and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

You can substitute other vegetables - if you're using fresh vegetables you may need to add a small additional amount of water and may need less cooking time (add them after pasta has been boiling a couple minutes).

You can try other pastas/ pasta substitutes: I'd recommend once boiling, check the pasta after the low end of the cooking time on the package (i.e. if package says cooks in 5-7 minutes, check at 5 minutes).

Nutrition Facts
One-Pot Lentil Pasta Primavera
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 356 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 506mg22%
Potassium 703mg20%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 11560IU231%
Vitamin C 61.7mg75%
Calcium 147mg15%
Iron 5.3mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.