uddo’s kitchen red lentil pasta. {giveaway}

by Janetha on April 10, 2015

in product review,recipes

hey! happy friday!

i am so excited to share this recipe & giveaway with you today, so let’s just cut to the chase. yes—i liked this product so much that i don’t even want to ramble about anything else. that’s when you know it’s a good one.

as you may know, i have worked with general mills a bit in the past. they contacted me about a unique product: pasta made out of lentils.. and nothing else. what?!

i was intrigued by this and so when the package showed up on my door yesterday, i used it immediately. like, within 20 minutes of bringing the box in from my doorstep! it just worked out wonderfully that we were planning to have pasta last night. it’s like it was fate.

uddo’s kitchen red lentil penne has only one ingredient. one. and, duh, it’s red lentils.

this means the pasta is packed with protein (14 grams per serving!) and it is gluten free. it’s also non-GMO and a good source of iron.

penne is one of my favorite noodle shapes, so i was excited about trying this pasta. i love the way the middle of the noodles fill up with sauce. pasta is a great dish to make because it’s so versatile. the one i made last night was full of tasty ingredients!

i used fresh mushrooms and spinach along with some italian chicken sausage.


i cheated a little bit on the sauce and used a jarred one, but i fancied it up with a few other ingredients.


this meal came together super quick! the penne takes about ten minutes to cook, and i was able to throw together the other ingredients in a saucepan while the noodles were cooking.

i baked a loaf of (frozen) garlic bread in the meantime, and the whole meal came together in just twenty minutes!

red lentil penne with sausage, spinach & mushroom.
serves four


  • 8 ounces (225 grams) uddo’s kitchen red lentil penne
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • one package (of five) cooked & diced italian chicken sausages (or other protein add-in of choice.. 1 lb of grilled chicken or ground beef would be great.. or you could leave it out completely because the penne is already so protein-packed!)
  • 6 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1 clove/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup artichoke tapenade (or you could sub in jarred quartered artichoke hearts)
  • salt & pepper


  1. cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. in a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. add sausages (or whatever you are using) and brown just a bit.
  3. add mushrooms and saute until they are soft.
  4. add spinach and saute until it is wilted.
  5. stir in garlic, oregano, basil, marinara, and artichoke tapenade. warm through.
  6. stir in pasta and warm through. season with salt & pepper according to taste.
  7. enjoy!


so, marshall wasn’t quite home from work when i was making this dish. he knew we were having penne, but he didn’t know i had received the red lentil penne. i decided to not mention it to see if he noticed a difference.

as he was eating, he said it was really good. i asked if he noticed anything about the pasta. he ate a few pieces of it solo and tried to determine if there was anything different. he simply stated that it was really good penne. i revealed to him that it was actually made of lentils, and he couldn’t believe it!

it really is tasty pasta. the texture is a little more dense than regular pasta, and the flavor is great. we both couldn’t believe that it is made from red lentils and nothing else. the delicious flavor paired with the nutritional profile basically make it the best pasta on the planet. for real.

i said before that this penne is gluten free. i am not personally gluten free, but i have tried gluten free pasta before and i was not a fan of the weird texture. so if you have a gluten free diet, you need to RUN to the store and get this. you will love it.

oh, you might wonder what store to run to. uddo’s kitchen red lentil pasta is available nationwide at sam’s club and you can also find it at costco in the midwest.

or you can try your luck and enter my giveaway to win two CASES of this delicious stuff. yep, one lucky winner will receive six boxes of uddo’s kitchen red lentil penne!

enter using the rafflecopter widget below. the giveaway will run for a week!


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i am so thrilled to have discovered this delicious new-to-me pasta! since we loved it more than regular penne, we will be using it in all our penne dishes from here on out.

have a great weekend!

xo. janetha g.

this post is sponsored by uddo’s kitchen. all opinions are my own.

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

candice s April 13, 2015 at 1:12 pm

I totally intrigued by this. I want to try it bad. Plus your recipe looks delicious


nadya kotik April 13, 2015 at 6:53 pm

pasta with shrimp or meatballs!


Emily April 13, 2015 at 7:05 pm

I love cajun chicken alfredo!


Jillian April 13, 2015 at 7:28 pm

I love pasta salad with a vinaigrette dressing or shrimp and scallop scampi!


*Andrea* April 13, 2015 at 9:23 pm

pasta with lots of veg!


shaunie April 14, 2015 at 3:12 am

gnocchi is my favorite


Carolsue April 14, 2015 at 3:35 am

I like Cajun Mac & Cheese


Lisa @ Life as Lisa Knows It April 14, 2015 at 4:24 am

I love penne with vodka sauce!


Jenna April 14, 2015 at 7:45 am

vegan alfredo :)


Traci April 14, 2015 at 9:24 am

This is kind of a throwback, but one of my favorites when I was growing up was cavatelli with broccoli, add parmesan cheese and sometimes some chicken sausages. I need to make that again soon! And hopefully with this red lentil pasta!


Jen April 14, 2015 at 11:26 am

I’m pretty boring and I’m cooking for four very hungry sons. We usually pair our pasta with spaghetti sauce. I’ve also made some really yummy 3 cheese sauce that is so yummy that your eyes roll back into your head in joy. I’d have to try both of them immediately and NEVER EVER EVER tell my sons or husband that the pasta was remotely healthy. That would be our little secret.


Kathryn April 14, 2015 at 3:01 pm

I love the lemon pepper pasta from trader joes.


Sara April 15, 2015 at 10:28 am

I would LOVE to try this!


Marisa April 15, 2015 at 12:16 pm

My favorite pasta dish is Cajun chicken pasta! We make it almost once per week!


Jen@jpabstfitness April 15, 2015 at 12:41 pm

Favorite pasta dish: baked spaghetti


Leah Schreiber April 15, 2015 at 5:07 pm

I’m a huuuuge fan of vegetarian lasagna. My dad had a great recipe for one, and it was always my requested birthday meal!


Amanda April 15, 2015 at 6:38 pm

Favorite pasta dish in this house is one I made up! I cook onions cut in half-moons in olive oil, then add hot italian sausage meat, breaking it up with a spoon. I usually also add mushrooms and spinach or kale. I toss in pasta that is 2 minutes away from being done into this pot with the sausage mix and add a few glugs of chicken stock. This coats the pasta and gives it a sauce. I then add a bunch of parmesan and heat through and serve! My husband loves it!


Stephanie @ My Freckled Life April 16, 2015 at 10:50 am

I’m so intrigued by this pasta!!!

My favorite pasta dish… ooh that’s a hard one, because I do love me some pasta. I’m probably going to have to go with anything that involves vodka sauce. Because, well, alcohol + tomatoes + pasta = awesome.


Kelly D April 16, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Baked ziti is my favorite.


Erin April 16, 2015 at 5:57 pm

I love pasta with cannelini beans, olive oil, garlic, and arugula. Yum!


Lori Olson April 19, 2015 at 2:59 pm

I just picked this up at Costco and found your site searching for a recipe. Thanks


Susan April 25, 2015 at 10:52 am

I just bought this at Costco and wondered if it was non GMO. According to your article it is. thanks for sharing.


Janetha April 30, 2015 at 11:11 am



Olga October 28, 2015 at 9:38 am

I love this lentil pasta! Unfortunately, I was only able to find it at my local Costco for a very short period of time before they stopped carrying it. Since then, I have reached out directly to General Mills to see where I can purchase more of this pasta but they said that it did not look like any stores have it at this time. I then reached out to my Costco and also, they will not order :(. Very sad. This is such a healthy and very delicious pasta.


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