Lentil Mushroom Ragù is a wholesome and versatile dish that’s not only easy to make but also loaded with protein, fiber, and lots of vegetable goodness.
Packed with nutrient-rich ingredients, this ragù is a flavorful combination of earthy mushrooms, hearty lentils, fresh tomato sauce, and aromatic herbs. The perfect warming cozy dish, this recipe is sure to become a household favorite.
The ease of preparation, combined with its adaptability, makes this ragù suitable for busy weeknights or special gatherings! The beauty of this recipe lies in building simple layers and layers of flavor that make this dish absolutely delicious. The best part is that this recipe makes A LOT, which means the variations of enjoying the Lentil Mushroom Ragù are endless – from stuffed peppers to pasta, topped on mashed potatoes or polenta, layered in a baked dish like lasagna or moussaka, and SO MUCH MORE!
Lentil Mushroom Ragù Ingredients:
- Celery: Part of the mirepoix, adding a depth of flavor to the ragù.
- Carrot: Also part of the mirepoix, provides natural sweetness and vibrant color to the dish.
- Onion: The last part of the mirepoix adds a savory flavor.
- Garlic: Infuses a robust aroma and flavor.
- Bella Mushrooms: Offer a meaty texture and earthy taste.
- Dried Oregano: Adds a touch of aromatic notes that stand out from all the other flavors.
- Thyme: Another strong, hearty herb that adds a subtle herby essence.
- Red Pepper Flakes: Provide a hint of heat for a balanced flavor profile.
- Salt and Pepper: Enhance overall seasoning.
- Wine: Deglaze the pan, adding complexity to the sauce.
- Balsamic Vinegar: Introduce a tangy undertone.
- Fire-Roasted Crushed Tomatoes: Infuse a smoky flavor and thickness into the tomato sauce.
- Strained Tomatoes: Provide a smooth, velvety texture to the sauce.
- Lentils: A protein-packed, fiber-rich ingredient.
- Water: Helps achieve the desired consistency and is needed to cook the lentils to a perfect al dente.