Curried Red Lentil Ginger Pasta



Prep Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

10 - 15 minutes

  • 1 box Barilla rotini

  • 1 jar marinara sauce

  • 3/4 cup dry red lentils

  • 4 teaspoons dried curry powder

  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 4 cups baby spinach

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Lots of flavor is packed into this easy pasta dish.

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1) In a large pot bring 4 to 6 quarts of water to a rolling boil; add salt to taste, and rotini; stir gently.

2) Cook pasta for 2 minutes. Add lentils and cook 5 minutes more. Lentils should be tender, but not too soft; drain; reserving 1 cup pasta cooking water. Set aside and keep warm.

3) In same large pot over medium heat, cook curry powder and ginger in hot olive oil for 1 minute. Add marinara sauce and heat until warmed through. If needed, stir in up to 1 cup reserved pasta cooking water to reach desired consistency.

4) Add the cooked pasta and spinach to the marinara sauce mixture; stir gently to combine.

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