Lentil Penne with Shiitake Bacon and Cherry Tomatoes

Savory, simple, and delicious. We recommend making the shiitake bacon recipe for the week to top on salads, pasta and sandwiches — that savory crunch is SO satisfying.
  • 10
    Prep Time
  • 20
    Cook Time
  • x2


  • 1 box Modern Table Lentil Penne
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 16 oz. Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
  • 8 oz. Cremini or Button Mushrooms (sliced)
  • 5 Garlic Cloves (chopped)
  • 1 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tbsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Pinch Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • Fresh Basil Leaves

Shiitake Bacon

  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp. Tamari
  • 8 oz. Shiitake Mushrooms
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  1. Cook pasta according to instructions on the box.
  2. In a skillet add olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, red pepper flakes, pinch of sugar, sea salt and Italian seasoning.

  3. Sauté until the garlic is golden brown and the tomatoes release their juices (about 6 minutes), stirring often.

  4. Add button mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes more, before removing from heat.

  5. Add fresh ground pepper and sea salt to taste.
Shiitake Bacon
  1. Heat your oven at 375 degrees
  2. Cut the stems of the shiitakes and slice them thinly.
  3. Whisk oil and tamari in a bowl, then put shiitakes in the tamari mix bowl to coat well.
  4. Bake them in a parchment paper lined sheet tray for 15-20 minutes, stirring mushrooms every 5 minutes until crispy and golden.
  5. In a large bowl, add the Complete Protein Lentil Penne, sauce, and mushrooms together and garnish with basil.
  6. Enjoy!

Recipe credit: @plantbasedchef

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Lentil Penne with Shiitake Bacon and Cherry Tomatoes
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