Vegan Lemon Lentil Pasta Bake With Roasted Veggies (One-Pan, No Boiling Required!)

April 9, 2020
This is my go-to pasta bake recipe—no boiling required! It's simple, nutritious, and filling. With lemony notes, this dish can be made using just a few pantry staples. You can use any pasta and vegetables that you have on hand. It's great for meal planning since this will last for several meals. By cooking the pasta in the same liquid, it means you'll have a flavorful sauce with minimal effort. The vegetables add protein and fiber. You could even add vegan cheese or nutritional yeast too, but it's still delicious without it.
Vegan Pasta Bake

Vegan Lemon Lentil Pasta Bake With Roasted Veggies (One-Pan, No Boiling Required!)

Recipe Type: Hearty Entrees
utensils YIELDS 6-8 servings
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  • 1.5 cups Pasta
  • 1 can Lentils
  • 2 large Tomatoes
  • 1/4 head Cabbage
  • 1 large Zucchini
  • 3 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Basil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 3 cups Water (enough to cover the pasta)
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Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/356°F.

2. Add the pasta to an oven-proof dish.

3. Pour the water over the pasta. It should cover the pasta.

4. Slice the cabbage, tomatoes, and zucchini.

5. Drain the can of lentils. Combine with the vegetables and minced garlic.

6. Season with salt, oregano and basil. Pour the mixture over the pasta.

7. Bake for 30 minutes, until the pasta is al dente and the vegetables are cooked through.
Halfway through, check on the pasta and stir. You might need to add some more water.

8. Just before serving, squeeze lemon juice on the pasta and stir through. Enjoy! This goes well with a green salad and/or crusty bread. You can freeze this for up to a month or refrigerate for up to 5 days.

 

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Debbie was born in Malaysia and grew up in New Zealand. She loves writing, musicals, and living a plant based life. A digital marketer by day, she is also passionate about visual storytelling. She hopes to show that living a more sustainable and compassionate lifestyle can be simple and fun! Debbie has volunteered for social and environmental causes over the years, and interviewed Dr Jane Goodall on her 2018 world tour. Visit her Instagram @debbietan96 for snaps of delicious food and plants, and YouTube for music.

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