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25 Comments

    1. I made this on the stove top, and it was very tasty! I’m glad I tried it as I’ve never had anything like it before. I will definitely make again.

    1. I just used regular lentils from my grocery store. That’s all they were labeled. They were brown, so not the French or red ones.

  1. Thank you . I am going to try this weekend. I have created a fabulous lentil soup recipe I will share with you if you like. It was actually requested from a soup fundraiser.

    Thank you again, can’t wait to try.






    1. My lentils are’crunchy’ , not a nice texture at all. I’ve let them cook a while longer, but still not good. What can i do please.

  2. I can’t wait to try this recipe!

    I just made lentil/black bean “taco meat” which was fabulous. Place a cup of cooked lentils, 1 can of black beans, some diced tomatoes, and some diced peppers or onions (anything you want to throw in) in a pan with some olive oil. Add in some water or veggie stock to moisten (kind of like you would for ground beef or taco meat) – along with s&p, cumin, chili powder, cayenne and garlic powder.
    I let it get happy for about 10 minutes and then stuffed some lettuce wraps with the lentil mixture and topped with Greek yogurt, cheese, & thinly sliced cucumbers on top! AMAZING

  3. Followed the directions but the lentils were no where near done at 5 hours on low. Turned the crockpot to high an still waiting to see how this turns out.

    1. Same for me. 5 hours on low. 3 hours on high. Crunchy raw onions and very firm lentils. It was horribly sour and acidic as well.






  4. This was really easy and delicious. I made a few adjustments to my liking, and had to put on high the last hour. Makes a lots too! So I have just shy of five two cup mason jars in the freezer for future meals.






  5. Absolutely delicious! I cooked the dish for longer so my lentils were cooked through. My 2 year old and husband love it too!

  6. This was really delicious! After reading the comments, I did cook it on high from the start, and it took almost 7 hours for the lentils to really cook through. Definitely a great recipe though, and one I look forward to playing with in the future!






  7. I was so excited about this recipe, but like others found that the lentils did not cook through. I started the crockpot on high for 3 hours, then turned it to low for an additional 5 hours. By the end the lentils were still undercooked, which is a big surprise since they cook so well on the stovetop in under an hour. There were also too many lentils in the recipe. I think next time I am going to half the amount of lentils so that they actually cook and I can get more of the sauce. On the plus side, the flavors of the sauce are really good. I wish I could have appreciated it. We ended up using a jarred sauce with the spaghetti for dinner because the lentils were inedible. I am going to try to fix it today so I don’t waste all that food.






  8. This is so hearty and delicious. I’ve made it twice and both times I’ve followed the crockpot instructions, which couldn’t be easier. I’ve also served it over polenta each time, instead of pasta. Yummy!






  9. I made this on the stove and simmered the lentils for about an hour. It turned out DELICIOUS! We really enjoyed this with some cheese. I will make this again 🙂






  10. I’m gonna have a go at this recipe soon – just wondering though, how much spaghetti do you think it would go with? I am no good at figuring out that sort of thing.

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