Italian Lentil Soup

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Judy Johnson

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@jjhnsn

Hearty, healthy and Warming.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make Italian Lentil Soup

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.

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About Italian Lentil Soup

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



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