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Recipe: Lentil Bolognese Penne, the perfect pasta dish

FAMILY FEATURES -- Weeknight meals are all about putting tasty dishes on the table in a short amount of time so you can share precious moments together despite busy schedules. In a matter of minutes, you can prepare this Lentil Bolognese with Veggie-Based Penne for a quick yet flavorful recipe that can be enjoyed by little ones and adults alike.

Using Veggiecraft Farms Cauliflower Penne as its key ingredient, this family meal makes it easy to incorporate vegetables without sacrificing taste. Available in popular shapes like penne, spaghetti and elbow, and made with lentils, peas and cauliflower, zucchini or sweet potato, the veggie-based pastas are gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, Kosher and good sources of protein and fiber.

Make an extra batch for healthy leftovers or to take to work for lunch the day after. Serve with fresh garlic bread and a simple lettuce salad for a complete meal.

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Lentil Bolognese Penne

What you'll need:

1 cup dry French green lentils or brown lentils
1 jar (24 ounces) marinara sauce
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1 box Veggiecraft Farms Cauliflower Penne

Toppings:
fresh basil
Parmesan cheese
red pepper flakes
fresh crushed garlic


How to make it:

Cook lentils according to package directions. Drain then return to pot and add marinara and vegetable broth. Stir well and simmer over low heat about 10 minutes.

Cook penne according to package directions.

Top cooked pasta with lentil Bolognese, fresh basil, Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes.

Visit veggiecraftfarms.com for more information and family-friendly recipes.

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