Frances D’s Pasta Lenticchie(Pasta with Lentils)

Frances D’s Pasta Lenticchie was my sweet Grandma’s signature dish.  Frances DeCarlo was my maternal grandmother.  When I was a young girl, my grandparents came over weekly and when Frances D  walked in with her Pasta Lenticchie we would all be ECSTATIC.   As I made this dish, I knew I wanted to invite my mom and sisters over  to enjoy it…….What a treat!!!!!  I have so many wonderful memories and am so very grateful that I had such a close relationship with all of my loving grandparents.  They were hard-working Italians who taught me that all good things come from Determination, Dedication, Family,  and Food.  I am very  proud to be their granddaughter….Enjoy!!!!!!

 

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Frances D's Pasta Lenticchie(Pasta with Lentils)
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Ingredients
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, pressed or diced small Garlic offers a variety of benefits, from cardiovascular protection, and lowering LDL levels along with triglycerides and lowering blood pressure.
  • 2 Small Onions Onion is high in vitamins and minerals and antioxidants and some benefits may include reducing the risk of heart disease.
  • 16 Ounces Brown Lentils Lentils can be highly beneficial for heart health. The fiber, folic acid, and potassium in lentils all support heart health.
  • 4 Tablespoons Tomato Paste Lycopene is a source of cholesterol-soluble fiber and powerful antioxidants that are great for heart health
  • 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Carrots Evidence suggests that eating more antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, can help reduce the risks of cancer and cardiovascular disease
  • 2 Bay Leaves The bay leaf adds a floral flavor and also has many health benefits. ... Several health benefits have been scientifically investigated such as its role in lowering blood glucose and LDL cholesterol, increasing HDL cholesterol levels.
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Parmesan http://www.kraft.com
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Basil The anti-inflammatory properties of basil may help lower risk of heart disease
  • 1/2-1 Teaspoon Sea Salt or Garlic Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black pepper
  • 10-12 Cups Water
  • 1/4 Cup Parsely Parsely is very in Vitamin B, which provides folate which is needed to maintain healthy heart.
  • 2 Lbs. Multi-grain Pasta Barilla Multi-grain Protein Plus Pasta is high in fiber. This pasta also includes legumes, flaxseed, which is an excellent source of fiber for heart health.
  • 2/3 Cup Fat Free Half & Half http://www.landolakes.com
Servings
Ingredients
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, pressed or diced small Garlic offers a variety of benefits, from cardiovascular protection, and lowering LDL levels along with triglycerides and lowering blood pressure.
  • 2 Small Onions Onion is high in vitamins and minerals and antioxidants and some benefits may include reducing the risk of heart disease.
  • 16 Ounces Brown Lentils Lentils can be highly beneficial for heart health. The fiber, folic acid, and potassium in lentils all support heart health.
  • 4 Tablespoons Tomato Paste Lycopene is a source of cholesterol-soluble fiber and powerful antioxidants that are great for heart health
  • 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Carrots Evidence suggests that eating more antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, can help reduce the risks of cancer and cardiovascular disease
  • 2 Bay Leaves The bay leaf adds a floral flavor and also has many health benefits. ... Several health benefits have been scientifically investigated such as its role in lowering blood glucose and LDL cholesterol, increasing HDL cholesterol levels.
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Parmesan http://www.kraft.com
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Basil The anti-inflammatory properties of basil may help lower risk of heart disease
  • 1/2-1 Teaspoon Sea Salt or Garlic Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black pepper
  • 10-12 Cups Water
  • 1/4 Cup Parsely Parsely is very in Vitamin B, which provides folate which is needed to maintain healthy heart.
  • 2 Lbs. Multi-grain Pasta Barilla Multi-grain Protein Plus Pasta is high in fiber. This pasta also includes legumes, flaxseed, which is an excellent source of fiber for heart health.
  • 2/3 Cup Fat Free Half & Half http://www.landolakes.com
Frances D's Pasta Lenticchie(Pasta with Lentils)
Instructions
  1. First, add olive oil to pot, add garlic, onions, and carrots to the pot and saute until softened.
  2. Next, rinse lentils and add them to the pot along with 3 Tablespoons of tomato paste.
  3. Next, add salt and pepper and stir constantly.
  4. Then, add 8 cups of water to the lentil pot and simmer half covered for 45 minutes.
  5. Next, add 2-3 cups of water and add 1.5 lbs of ziti to the pot of lentils. Stir for the next 8-12 minutes until the pasta is soft.
  6. Lastly, add the half & half and grated cheese to the pot and stir. Add some raw carrot and parsley to the top. Serve and Enjoy Frances D...…….
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