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Lentil Spaghetti Sauce


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (4 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 2 1/3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup lentils, washed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dry oregano
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a saucepan sauté the onion, garlic and mushrooms in the oil until onion is soft.
  2. Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, water, lentils, basil, oregano, sugar, bay leaf, salt and pepper and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and cover the saucepan. Simmer over low heat for 30 to 40 minutes.
  3. Serve over pasta.


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