Pesto Lentil Balls

Pesto Lentil Balls over spaghetti with tomato sauce and roasted broccoli

5 from 2 reviews

These Pesto Lentil Balls are hearty enough to hold up in your next spaghetti dinner and packed with protein and flavor.



1/3 cup green/brown lentils dry (approx 1 cup cooked)
2 cloves garlic
3/4 cup chopped carrots
3 Tbsp pesto
1 egg
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
salt and pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese, optional


  1. Cook lentils according to package directions.
  2. Put carrots and garlic in a food processor and process until well chopped.
  3. Add remaining ingredients until well combined.
  4. Form into 12-15 balls and place on a lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 18 minutes, flipping once.