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Pumpkin Lentil Pasta Recipe (High in Protein)

This pumpkin lentil pasta recipe is full of fall flavors and is ready in 30 minutes! Creamy, comforting, & high-protein, the perfect side dish!

And this pasta is mostly made with pantry staples so you have a quick and easy meal you can make with ingredients you probably already have on hand.

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Fall means pumpkin season, and this creamy & dreamy pumpkin lentil pasta recipe will bring the fall flavors to your table!  I love pumpkin year round, but I find myself cooking with pumpkin in autumn (probably because its easier to find canned pumpkin at the stores). This pasta is hearty and satisfying, and makes a great meal prep lunch or dinner!

This Pumpkin Lentil Pasta Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Creamy
  • Satisfying
  • Comforting
  • Made with lots of pantry staples and cupboard ingredients
  • Vegan, gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, and SO yummy!
  • Great to meal prep for the week
  • A great vegan holiday side dish!
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Meal Prep Pasta Recipes For the Win!

This Pumpkin Pasta recipe is the perfect recipe for homemade meal prep.  I am a huge fan of meal prepping, batch cooking, and making recipes ahead.  I love the convenience of cooking once and being able to enjoy  homemade meals during the week when I don’t have time. There’s a whole section of TheHerbeevore.com dedicated to my favorite tried & true meal prep recipes

With just a little planning and prep, you can have a week’s worth of recipes ready in the time it would take to make one portion.  Just batch cook, divide into individual containers, and place in the fridge or freezer for later!

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What Ingredients Do I Need For This Pumpkin Lentil Pasta Recipe?

I get fresh produce from my garden and from Misfits Market– they sell fantastic fruit, vegetables, & pantry staples at a discounted price. We get Misfit boxes every other week and love picking out favorite produce for delivery. Get $10 off your first box here!

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One of the BEST Pantry Staple Dinner Recipes

This vegan pumpkin lentil pasta  is a fantastic pantry pasta recipe!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards.  You probably already have a lot of these ingredients on hand!  Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious meals using a few staples you can rotate.  I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep on hand. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple recipes on TheHerbeevore.com here.  By stocking up on whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

How Do I Make This Pumpkin Lentil Pasta Recipe?

  1. Cook red lentil pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. While cooking the pasta, in another large pot, heat the olive oil and sauté onion, garlic, and carrots for 4 or 5 minutes on low heat. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes until the red lentils are cooked all the way through.
  3. Blend sauce with an immersion blender (or transfer in small batches to a standalone blender). Once blended, add the pasta to the blended sauce.  Heat on low until pasta and sauce are hot and enjoy!
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Pumpkin Lentil Pasta

Kelly Jensen
This pumpkin lentil pasta is full of fall flavors and is ready in under 45 minutes! Creamy, comforting, & high-protein, the perfect vegan and GF dish! And this pasta is mostly made with pantry staples so you have a quick and easy meal you can make with ingredients you probably already have on hand.
5 from 7 votes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Pasta
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 310 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Cook red lentil pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Whle cooking the pasta, in another large pot, heat the olive oil and saute onion, garlic, and carrots for 4 or 5 minutes on low heat. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes until lentils are cooked.
  • Blend sauce with an immersion blender (or transfer in small batches to a standalone blender). Once blended, add the pasta to the blended sauce.  Heat on low until pasta and sauce are hot and enjoy!

Notes

Red Lentil Pasta: I used red lentil rotini because it a fun shape, and only has ONE ingredient: red lentils!  This gluten free pasta is great if you avoid wheat products.
 

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I got the fresh produce for this recipe from my garden and from my Misfits Market box – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first box by clicking here!

Nutrition

Calories: 310kcalCarbohydrates: 80gProtein: 21gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gSodium: 1323mgPotassium: 832mgFiber: 17gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 5502IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 6mg
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