Smokey Tomato Lentil Soup w/Ricotta

Lisa G. Sweet Pantry Gal

By
@2sweetinc

Looking for a lentil soup recipe I adopted and made this recipe my own! DELISH!!
Lentil soup with an Italian flair.


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Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 25 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 1/2 Tbsp
olive oil
2 c
onion, chopped
2 tsp
garlic, minced
8 c
chicken stock
1 lb
ham hocks
1 c
celery, diced
1 c
carrots, diced
2/3 c
lentils, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 tsp
basil, dried
1 tsp
oregano
1 tsp
thyme
1 tsp
pepper
1/8 tsp
red pepper flakes
1 1/2 c
cabbage, shredded
2 c
italian crushed tomatoes canned
1 c
small dry elbow noodles or cut spaghetti (used whole wheat)

TOPPINGS

1 1/2 c
ricotta cheese
1
zest of lemon
parmesan cheese
fresh thyme

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In dutch oven add olive oil, onion and garlic, saute on medium - low heat until transparent and lightly browned.
2
Add stock, ham hock, celery, carrots, washed lentils, cabbage and all seasonings; bring to boil, reduce heat cook 45 minutes.
3
Skim off fat from soup mixture.
4
Remove ham hock, sort to remove any visible fat, discard bone, fat and skin; return ham from hock to soup.
5
Add canned tomatoes and pasta simmer for additional 30 minutes.
6
Fold zest of lemon in ricotta cheese. Add a dollop to soup & top with parmesan cheese and fresh thyme and serve.
Great with crusty bread.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Bean Soups
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy