Lentil Ragu and Linguine


Lentil Ragu and Linguine


My lentil ragu with linguine is a yummy veggie alternative to a spag bol; because it is packed full of nutritious veg and vitamin-rich lentils, this easy dinner will leave you feeling satisfied and bring on the feel-good both inside and out.

Serves 2 Ready in 40 minutes Good For , ,


Place the butter/oil in a large pot, add the onion and sauté with a pinch of salt for 5 minutes until golden. Add the celery, garlic and carrots and sauté for another 5 minutes. Stir in the thyme and tomato puree then add in the lentils, stock and can of tomatoes. Cook on a low heat for 30 minutes, adding a little water if it gets dry. Season with salt and pepper.

While this is cooking, cook the linguine as per the instructions on the pack.

Serve together with seasoning and a sprinkle of chopped parsley.


  • http://www.molly-mcdermott.blogspot.co.uk Molly Mcdermott

    Struggling to find tinned lentils.. where do you get yours from? also do you drain them before you pour them in? or do you put them in with the water from the tin? ALSO, 400g with or without water??? thanks xx

  • Bas

    Can you skip or sub the veg stock with something else? Not a fan of using Veg stock. Also great recipes you have.

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      You can use chicken stock? You can use plain boiling water but would need to add more seasoning so it doesn’t taste watery. Or you could try and make your own veg stock – boil some onion, celery, carrots, garlic, parsley and bay leaves for 5-10 mins then remove the veg before using xx

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