Spicy Parmesan Garlic Lentil Pasta {High Protein & Gluten-Free}

ThisĀ recipe for Parmesan Garlic Lentil Pasta is sponsored by Explore Cuisine. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible!

I’m back with another holiday-inspired pasta dish featuring Explore Cuisine! This one is just as easy and definitely just as tasty šŸ˜‰ It’s also extra festive…just check out these colors…

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Here’s how to make it!


  • 1/2 a box (4 ounces) Explore Cuisine Red Lentil Pasta
  • 1/2 a box (4 ounces) Explore Cuisine Green Lentil Pasta
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (depending on how spicy you’d like it)
  • 1/2 cup fresh shredded Parmesan cheese (+ some extra for topping)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, garlic and red pepper flakes over medium heat until the butter has melted. Cook, whisking constantly, until the foam subsides and the butter begins to turn a golden brown, about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in pasta and Parmesan until well combined and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve immediately, topped with fresh parsley and some more cheese.

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If you haven’t tried lentil pasta, you’ve got to get your hands on some. It has a unique flavor unlike any other gluten-free pasta I’ve tried, and it’s also high in protein, fiber & iron. And as with all Explore Cuisine products, it’s alsoĀ gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, and made with 100% organic ingredients.

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You can learn more about all of the Explore Cuisine product offerings onĀ their website,Ā FacebookĀ &Ā Instagram. As always, if you make this Parmesan Garlic Lentil Pasta or any of my other recipes, I’d love to see how they turn out! Be sure to tag me on Instagram @Hungry.blonde šŸ™‚ xoxo GG

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