Recipe: Vegetarian Slow Cooker Lentil Sloppy Joes with Spaghetti Squash

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This vegetarian slow cooker lentil sloppy joe recipe served over spaghetti squash is absolutely delicious! We realize most people think of sloppy joes being served on a white starchy bun, but you will be pleasantly surprised at how much better the spaghetti squash works in this recipe. We couldn’t believe this easy protein packed recipe took only 10 minutes to prep, and the leftovers are amazing!


  • 1 1/4 cups uncooked green lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1 white onion, finely diced
  • 1 red pepper, finely diced
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced (carrot is optional)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 - 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 - 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups water, plus more if necessary
  • 2 tablespoons organic ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1 spaghetti squash, washed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

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