Mama mia pasta

Nut Free
Gluten Free
Soy Free
This red lentil pasta dish is a nutritional powerhouse, boasting a full serving of vegetables, more than half your daily fiber needs and a whopping 20-plus grams of protein.

Mama mia pasta


  • 11 ozs uncooked red lentil pasta (available online and in some natural grocers)
  • 2 2/3 cups diced canned tomatoes and juice
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup Great Northern beans
  • 2 tsps dried oregano
  • 2 tsps granulated garlic
  • 2 tsps dried basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  1. Prepare red lentil pasta according to package instructions.
  2. Stir all ingredients except for pasta together in a saucepan.
  3. Divide cooked pasta among four plates. Using ladle, pour marinara sauce over cooked pasta. Serve with salad and whole-grain bread, if desired.
This recipe is courtesy of Paloma Perez, assistant director of child nutrition San Ysidro School District, California