Pressure Cooker Lentil Bolognese with Chickpea Pasta

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Pressure Cooker Lentil Bolognese with Chickpea Pasta
Pressure Cooker Lentil Bolognese with Chickpea Pasta


  • 4 cups water
  • 8 ounces chickpea pasta
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup dried mixed lentils
  • 1 (15 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano


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  1. Add water, pasta, and 1 tablespoon olive oil to inner steel pot of a pressure cooker.
  2. Lock pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent to Sealing. Select Pressure Cook (Manual) and cook for 1 minute on High Pressure.
  3. Let pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, then set steam vent handle to Venting to quick-release remaining pressure.
  4. Drain pasta and transfer to a bowl. Rinse the pot and return to the pressure cooker. Add vegetable broth and lentils to pot and lock lid into place.
  5. Select Pressure Cook (Manual) and cook for 10 minutes on High.
  6. Set steam vent handle to Venting to quick-release pressure and remove lid.
  7. Add remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, and oregano to lentils and set pot to Slow Cook on Medium while stirring ingredients occasionally for 5 minutes.
  8. Serve lentil sauce over pasta.
Mealthy Tip

Serve over spiralized zucchinr instead of pasta. Use bone broth instead of vegetable broth for additional nutrients (not vegan).

Add 1 to 2 tablespoons cassava flour or regular wheat flour to thicken if sauce is too thin.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 246 calories; 7g fat; 36.0g carbohydrates; 12g protein; 0mg cholesterol; 501mg sodium.

Full nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 246 Calories from Fat 64
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.1g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 501mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 36.0g 12%
Dietary Fiber 10g 39%
Sugars 6.5g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 6% Iron 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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Kennedy Luca says:

I've had lentil bolognese a few times, but nothing compares to this pressure cooker version! So easy! I didn't have chickpea pasta, but did use another gluten free alternative. Only thing I could see myself adding for next time is a little bit of red wine, because I love the rich, earthy notes it adds to traditional bolognese sauce.