Lentil Bolognese with Cashew Parmesan

Nearly this entire meal can be made with pantry ingredients, which makes it ideal for last-minute entertaining or for a week-night supper.


  • tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • cup yellow or white onion, chopped
  • large rib celery, chopped
  • medium-sized carrots, chopped
  • cup button mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • cup brown or green lentils, rinsed
  • One 28-ounce can diced or crushed tomatoes
  • tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 3/4 cup water
  • tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary, or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • teaspoons oregano, or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Dash red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 12 ounces penne or rigatoni pasta (or linguine, if you prefer)

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