They say that the word 'ragu' came from the French word 'ragout', derived from 'ragoutier' which means 'to awaken the appetite'! We love this nutritious vegetarian option with puy lentils and mixed mushrooms, as it's rich in flavour but not too heavy. In Italy, ragu is classically eaten with a wide pasta shape, like tagliatelle, rather than the globally recognised 'Spaghetti Bolognese'. Try fusilli, which will really catch all the little lentils and the rich sauce in its grooves.

Cook our delicious Italian Lentil Ragu in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Italian Lentil Ragu. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Ragu Herb Mix pot, a Red Wine Reduction pot and a Ragu Stock pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Italian Lentil Ragu in just 30 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Ragu Herb Mix
  • Red Wine Reduction
  • Ragu Stock

Your shopping list for 2 servings:

  • 1 onion
  • 1 large carrot
  • 400g mushrooms
  • 150g fusilli pasta
  • 2Tbsp tomato puree
  • grated hard cheese (optional)
  • basil leaves (optional)
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 250g pouch puy lentils (cooked)
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Our 30 minute recipe

  1. Start the base

    Heat a little oil in a wide, pan over medium heat and fry the onion and carrot until soft (5-7 mins).

  2. Add the mushrooms

    Stir in the mushrooms and the RAGU HERB MIX and cook for 3 more mins.

    Meanwhile, get the pasta on, cooking it as per pack instructions. While it's cooking move onto step 3.

  3. Mix it up

    Add the RED WINE REDUCTION, the tomatoes and the tomato puree to the ragu pan and mix well.

    Add the puy lentils and the RAGU STOCK pot and cook for 2 mins.

    Collect a cup of cooking water from the pasta and pour about 100ml into the sauce, then drain the pasta and toss it through the ragu, adding a little more cooking water if necessary. Cook for 1-2 mins.

  4. Serve!

    Serve the pasta with grated hard cheese and basil leaves on top.

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Italian Lentil Ragu Top Reviews

Francoise - 21st September 2020

Not one of my favourite. Nothing wrong with it and it was very tasty, just not for me.

Alison - 16th September 2020

Our favourite....so far!!! Love how it is satisfying and rich.

Alison - 16th September 2020

Our favourite....so far!!! Love how it is satisfying and rich.

April - 11th September 2020

I cooked this on 17th August 2020. I thought it was extremely easy to cook and it was just as delicious as the meat version.

April - 11th September 2020

I cooked this on 17th August 2020. I thought it was extremely easy to cook and it was just as delicious as the meat version.

Felicity - 10th September 2020

Absolutely love this one! One of our favourites by far.

Greg - 7th September 2020

It tastes like gravy on pasta

Helen - 4th September 2020

Not sure why this didn't work for us. I prefer other ragu recipes

Helen - 4th September 2020

Not sure why this didn't work for us. I prefer other ragu recipes

Andrea - 21st August 2020

 I didn't have puy lentils so used haricot beans which worked well as it was very flavoursome. Used the fusili pasta. It definitely needed the hard cheese.

Andrea - 21st August 2020

 I didn't have puy lentils so used haricot beans which worked well as it was very flavoursome. Used the fusili pasta. It definitely needed the hard cheese.

Kristine - 19th August 2020

I didn't like the lentil and pasta combo but that's my own individual taste.

Juliette - 15th August 2020

I ordered the beef Ragu but this seems to no longer be available and it was the best meal I’ve Made so far! Can we please have it back again ? Thank you!

Juliette - 15th August 2020

I ordered the beef Ragu but this seems to no longer be available and it was the best meal I’ve Made so far! Can we please have it back again ? Thank you!

Anthony - 11th August 2020

Very surprised with this recipe, I did not expect it to be as tasty as it turned out to be. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

Anthony - 11th August 2020

Very surprised with this recipe, I did not expect it to be as tasty as it turned out to be. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

Olivia - 6th August 2020

Wasn’t sure about this but it was super tasty! Added extra pasta about 50g more and got an extra portion

Anna - 6th August 2020

Really comforting and warming dinner. Delicious and easy to cook.

Anna - 6th August 2020

Really comforting and warming dinner. Delicious and easy to cook.

Gemma - 15th April 2020

One of the best pasta dishes ever. Tastes so rich and yummy

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