Italian Lentil Soup

Judy Johnson

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@jjhnsn

Hearty, healthy and Warming.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Ingredients

1 lb
bacon chopped to small piecies and browned
1 Tbsp
olive oil if needed
1 large
onion chopped or 2 bunches of salad onions chopped with tops incvluded
1 pkg
baby carrots chopped to bite sizes
2 large
celery stalks chopped
6 clove
garlic crushed
1 Tbsp
oregano
1 1/2 Tbsp
basil (fresh herbs is best)
2 qt
broth (beef or chicken)
2 c
dried lentils
1 large
can of petite diced tomatoes

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a 5 qt stock pot, brown bacon piecies for about 5 minutes then add olive oil to the pan (if needed) and add chopped onions, smashed garlic, carrots, and celery and sauté for about 8 minutes.
2
Now, add tomatoes, broth, oregano, basil and simmer for about 10 minutes.
3
Next add 2 cups dried lentils and cook for 30 - 40 minutes more.
4
Garnish with croutons and or fresh finely grated Parmesan cheese.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Soups, Bean Soups
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #Lentil