Budget-friendly Red Lentil Mushroom Ragu

Stay within your food budget without sacrificing protein. This Red Lentil Mushroom Ragu is full of protein and fiber and packed with flavor.

Servings 6


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, diced (about 1 cup)
2 ribs celery, diced (about 3/4 cup)
3 carrots, diced (about 1 cup)
12 ounces bella mushrooms, roughly chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups red lentils, picked over and rinsed
1 can (28 ounce) crushed tomatoes
1 can (15 ounce) diced tomatoes
2 cups vegetable broth
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
12 ounces rotini pasta
1/2 cup reserved starchy pasta water
Parmesan cheese

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