LENTIL & PASTA SOUP, ITALIAN STYLE

Ellen Bales

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A high protein dish that is chock-full of herbs and veggies, sure to warm the heart and stomach.
Recipe: recipe4living.com
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Serves:

8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

1/4 c
olive oil
1
carrot, peeled and diced small
1
celery rib, diced small
1 small
onion, peeled and chopped small
2 large
cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp
dried oregano
1 tsp
dried thyme
1 tsp
dried basil
2 c
dried green or brown lentils
8 c
vegetable broth
salt and pepper to taste
2 c
small pasta, cooked (such as orzo, ditalini, elbow, or shells)
1/4 c
romano cheese, shredded or grated

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large saucepan, heat olive oil and saute the carrot, celery, and onion. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or untl soft. Add garlic, seasonings and lentils; stir. Cook for 30 seconds.
2
Add broth, salt and pepper. Cover; simmer for 30 mnutes on low heat until lentils are tender.
3
Add the cooked pasta to lentils; stir to combine. Serve with grated cheese sprinkled on top.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Bean Soups, Vegetable Soup
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy