How to Cook Lentil Pasta

Learn how to cook lentil pasta to perfection. A perfect alternative for gluten-free pasta. 


  • 4 oz red lentil pasta of choice. 

  • Enough water to cover it. 

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes

  • a bunch of fresh parsley

  • parmesan cheese  (optional)


  1. Bring the water to a boil, and season it with salt. 

  2. Crush or mince the garlic cloves, set aside. 

  3. Boil the lentil pasta for 7 minutes for aldente consistency. Drain it. 

  4. Press or mince the garlic cloves. 

  5. In a pan add the olive oil and the crushed garlic. Fry for a couple of minutes on medium-low heat stirring occasionally until golden and fragrant. 

  6. Add the cooked pasta to the pan and saute for a  minute. Add salt and chili flakes. 

  7. Serve with fresh minced parsley and grated parmesan. 


Every brand of pasta is a bit different, so your timings might vary a little, however for thin pasta 7 minutes is a good time to achieve aldente consistency. Cook for longer in case you want it softer, however have in consideration this type of pasta does not have gluten so, its consistency is naturally different (less chewy) 

Sauteeing with garlic and chili flakes is optional, but a delicious way to finish cooking any type of pasta. 

You can keep the cooked pasta in the fridge for up to 7 days in a sealed container in the fridge.