What’s better than a dinner than can be made with 9 simple ingredients, in ONE pot, and with LESS than 20 minutes!? A healthy one ? This One Pot Lentil Pasta is so ridiculously easy to make and is an amazing gluten free pasta alternative.

white bowl sitting on navy blue napkin. the bowl is filled with red lentil pasta cooked together with tomatoes and topped with fresh basil

I’ve had several bags of lentil pasta (plus some black bean pasta which I’m not as much a fan of) sitting in my pantry for about 6 months now. I’ve also had this recipe in my head since last summer. I tested it a few times but then never got around to actually making it and photographing it for the blog. Figured now was as good a time as any! :) It reminds me of all things summer which makes me very happy!

bag o trader joes organic red lentil pasta spilling out of the bag. sitting on top of a marble board

I’ve found several great lentil pastas (and other gluten free pastas) at Trader Joe’s but this red lentil pasta is definitely my favorite. It doesn’t get really mushy (unless you highly over cook it) and has a really nice bite to it that’s as similar to regular pasta as I’ve ever come across. It’s also great for one pot pasta dishes since lentil noodles are perfect for really absorbing the extra liquid in the pan.

The biggest trick is simply to not let the noodles overcook. Once you master that, the dish is basically done (yay one pot dishes!!).

a medium white pot filled with the ingredients for the recipe: uncooked red lentil pasta, diced onion and tomato, minced garlic, spices, and fresh basil

I’ve never tried this particular dish with other kinds of noodles so I can’t say for sure how well it would work. If you try something similar (or have similar recipes to share) PLEASE let me know. I’m ALL about recipes where everything gets sloppily dumped into one pot :)

a large pot full of red lentil pasta cooked together with diced tomatoes and topped with fresh basil

Coming soon on the blog, SEVERAL ways to make homemade pasta :) I got a pasta roller for xmas and a pasta rack for my bday and I’m slowly becoming a pasta making MACHINE. I want to perfect my recipes before I share them with you. But, be keeping an eye out for those :)

white bowl sitting on navy blue napkin. the bowl is filled with red lentil pasta cooked together with tomatoes and topped with fresh basil

I hope that there is LOTS of one pot pasta on your weekly menu :) As always, if you end up making this recipe, PLEASE snap a photo and tag me on Instagram @foodwithfeeling!

See How to Make the One Pot Lentil Pasta:

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One Pot Lentil Pasta

  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This one pot lentil pasta is super simple to make and comes together in just about 20 quick minutes!


  • 12 ounces of lentil pasta
  • 3 1/2 cups of veggies broth (can also use water but the broth provides extra flavor that I recommend!)
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced or roughly chopped depending on preference
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 of a medium sized onion, I used sweet onion but really any kind will do
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • handful of fresh basil (could also use fresh parsley or both), chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, combine all ingredients MINUS this basil. Stir to thoroughly combine.
  2. Once boiling, reduce heat and let simmer for 13-15 minutes. Dish is done when the pasta is tender to the bite. Watch the pasta carefully because you don’t want to over cook it! Once done, take off of heat and let sit for a couple minutes to let the pasta absorb any remaining liquid.
  3. Stir in the chopped herbs and season with salt and pepper if needed. ENJOY!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: vegan dinner
  • Method: stovetop


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 325
  • Sugar: 3.1 g
  • Sodium: 1476.4 mg
  • Fat: 1.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 54.7 g
  • Protein: 22.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.4 mg

Keywords: one pot pasta, lentil pasta, vegan pasta