Smokey Tomato Lentil Soup w/Ricotta

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Lisa G. Sweet Pantry Gal

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@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

How to Make Smokey Tomato Lentil Soup w/Ricotta

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.

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About Smokey Tomato Lentil Soup w/Ricotta

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



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