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Lentil Enchilada Pasta w/ Easy Homemade Sauce {oil-free} sweetsimplevegan.comLentil. Enchilada. Pasta.

Comfort from the pasta, with a light & fresh touch from the greens and avocado. How had I never thought of pairing these three before?! They are a trio made in heaven 😉 I wanted to spice things up a bit from my usual lunches for school, and I was pleasantly surprised by how easily it was done. By simply playing around with ingredients that I usually have on hand in the kitchen, this masterpiece was born.

Lentil Enchilada Pasta w/ Easy Homemade Sauce {oil-free} sweetsimplevegan.comI shared a sneak peak of this recipe on my Instagram a few weeks ago, and ya’ll were all lit up for it! I was actually inspired by one of my good friends Taryn Rasgon of Vegetaryn to try out this combo, and now I understand all of her hype. I put a bit of a twist on it and added a Mexica flare, and it was perfect for my preference. Honestly, put cilantro, avocado & nutritional yeast on anything and I will be all over it. Lentil Enchilada Pasta w/ Easy Homemade Sauce {oil-free} sweetsimplevegan.comAnd guess what?! I have teamed up with Jovial Foods to give you all the chance to an awesome prize pack! Enter below and you will be in the running to win: 12 oz. Organic Whole Grain Einkorn Penne Rigate, 2 lbs of Organic Einkorn Whole Grain FlourOrganic Sourdough Einkorn Crackers and a 18 .3 oz. jar Organic Crushed Tomatoes, perfect for making this Lentil Enchilada Pasta recipe!

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Lentil Enchilada Pasta w/ Easy Homemade Sauce (Oil-free)

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  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3-5


Bring your pasta to the next level with our lentil enchilada sauce. Jam-packed with flavor and plant-based protein, this is going to be your new favorite entree!


Lentil Enchilada Sauce

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/3 cup water + 1/4 cup broth to cook
  • 1 jar (18.3oz or about 2 1/4 cups) Jovial Foods Organic Crushed Tomatoes
  • 2 cups cooked lentils
  • 1 cup broth
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons Jovial Foods Organic Einkorn Whole Grain Flour, or as needed to thicken
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/21 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine pink himalayan salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • Fresh black pepper to taste

Additional ingredients:


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, move onto the sauce.
  2. In medium pot, add in garlic, onion, celery, and bell pepper, and cook in 1/3 cup water + 1/4 cup broth over medium until the onion and celery are translucent, about 8 mins.
  3. Add in the remaining ingredients for the sauce, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, bring down to low and cook for another 8 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and mix in pasta and cilantro.
  5. Serve with fresh greens and avocado + a sprinkle of paprika an nutritional yeast.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Disclaimer: I was provided with Jovial Foods products to try and review on my blog, but all of the opinions shared are my own. I would not share a product with you all unless I loved it!

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  1. This recipe is amazing! The spice blend is perfect and it took very little time to whip it up. I used wheat angel hair pasta and it worked great. I also used corn starch for the thickener instead of flour and that worked fine as well. Delicious!

  2. this sounds delicious! i love enchiladas and i love jovial foods and pasta, perfect! any tomato sauce is the best. i will let you know if i try it, thanks 🙂