Overhead shot of Spicy Beluga Pasta Sauce on pasta in a bowl. Wine and bread on the side.

Spicy Beluga Pasta Sauce with Mushrooms and Wine

Course: Lentils, Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: Lentils Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Soaking mushrooms: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Gloria | Homemade & Yummy
Spicy Beluga Pasta Sauce with Mushrooms and Wine is the perfect alternative to meat based pasta sauces. Great for any kind of pasta, and as a lasagna filling too. Freezes well. Gluten free, meatless, and vegan.
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  • 1 cup dry mushrooms
  • 1 cup dry red wine (your choice)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup Beluga lentils (rinsed)
  • 5 ounces onion (diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minsed)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 10 ounces bell peppers (diced) (I used yellow and orange)
  • 19 ounces canned petit cut tomatoes (1 can)
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 14 ounces tomato sauce (1 can)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil (for garnish)
  • Fresh grated Parmigiano Reggiano (for garnish)


  • Soak mushrooms in the red wine for approximately 30  minutes.
    Drain and squeeze the mushrooms. Reserve the wine. Chop the mushrooms.
    Rinse lentils and set aside.
  • Heat a heavy bottom skillet over medium-high heat. 
    Add the olive oil.
  • Add the onion, garlic, and chili flakes. Saut√© for 5 minutes. 
  • Add the Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and the reserved wine. Bring to a boil, reduce heat slightly and simmer for 3 minutes. 
  • Add the drained lentils and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Add the mushrooms and peppers. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the water, tomatoes and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook for 25-30 minutes (until desired sauce consistency).
  • Remove from heat. 
    Serve over your favourite pasta garnished with chopped fresh basil and grated parmesan cheese.
  • ENJOY!!


This is the perfect "meatless" pasta sauce that can also be used for lasagna.
Lots of protein and a nice "spicy" flavour for a homemade heart healthy meal.
Makes approximately 7 cups of sauce.
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Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 366mg | Potassium: 456mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1510IU | Vitamin C: 58.1mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 3.5mg
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