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Red Wine Pasta

Published Wednesday, 11 June, 2014 by Jordan

A simple and delicious way to use the last of your bottle of wine



  • • pasta type of preference
  • • can of chopped tomatoes
  • • can of lentils
  • • large handful of spinach
  • • 2 dessert spoons of tomato paste
  • • olive oil
  • • teaspoon of crushed garlic
  • • 4 mushrooms (portobello or button) sliced or cubed
  • • 1 small brown onion roughly chopped
  • • 1 table spoon mixed herbs
  • • ½-1 cup red wine
  • • ¼ cup white wine (optional)


1. boil water in a pot and add in pasta. Cook until al dente

2. while pasta is cooking, in a separate pot cook onion, garlic and mushroom in olive oil until onion is clear and mushroom is cooked through and soft

3. mix in lentils and heat through for 1-2 minutes

4. add in tomatoes and tomato paste, mix all together

5. mix in wine(s) and herbs, leave to simmer for four-five minutes mixing occasionally

6. drain pasta and add to other pot

7. add in spinach, mix and cook until spinach has turned soft and dark green

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