Curried Red Lentil Ginger Pasta

Serves: 8 people
Cooking Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 box Barilla rotini
  • 1 jar marinara sauce
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons dried curry powder
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 3/4 cup dry red lentils
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger


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Lots of flavors are packed into this easy pasta dish.
  1. In a large pot bring 4 to 6 quarts of water to a rolling boil; add salt to taste, and rotini; stir gently.
  2. Cook pasta for 2 minutes. Add lentils and cook 5 minutes more. Lentils should be tender, but not too soft; drain; reserving 1 cup pasta cooking water. Set aside and keep warm.
  3. In the same large pot over medium heat, cook curry powder and ginger in hot olive oil for 1 minute. Add marinara sauce and heat until warmed through. If needed, stir in up to 1 cup reserved pasta cooking water to reach desired consistency.
  4. Add the cooked pasta and spinach to the marinara sauce mixture; stir gently to combine.
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