If you are wishing to make this a one pot dish, simply fill your pan with water and bring to the boil.
Add in your dried spaghetti, and cook according to the package instructions (about 8 minutes)
When almost cooked, drain the water away, then add a knob of coconut oil to the spaghetti and toss well to coat each strand. This will prevent it sticking together in one lump.
Tip onto a plate and set to one side whilst you continue the recipe below in the same pan.
Preheat the pan, then add the coconut oil.
Gently fry the onion until softened. Add in the garlic and mushrooms, and fry for a minute more.
Next, tip in the cooked lentils, passata, balsamic vinegar, stir well, and cook together for a few minutes.
Add the chilli, salt and pepper. Stir well, then taste the sauce, and adjust the seasoning as necessary.
When ready to serve, pile the pre-cooked spaghetti on top of the sauce, pop the lid on, and let steam for a few minutes to heat through.
Or, if you are using fresh pasta, mix the pasta through the sauce. Pop the lid on and let cook for the time required by the packaging. please note, you may need to add a splash more liquid if you are using this method.
Or, cook the dried pasta in a separate pan if you have a dishwasher! :)
Please enjoy my recipe! Jane | hedgecombers.com