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french lentil soup with pasta

a recipe by
Eddie Szczerba
Ossining, NY

Great soup for those cold winter days and nights!! :)

serves Quite a few servings!!
prep time 20 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For french lentil soup with pasta

  • 1 lb
    french lentils (green lentils)
  • 2 lg
    carrots,diced small
  • 2 stalk
    celery,diced small
  • 1 md
    onion,diced small
  • 2 clove
    minced garlic
  • 5 md
    bay leaves, dried
  • 1 Tbsp
    herbs de provence
  • 1 c
    dry white wine
  • 5 qt
    low sodium chicken stock (homemade if you have it)
  • 1 tsp
    salt and pepper,if needed
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 pt
    romano cheese, grated
  • 1/2 lb
    pasta of choice,cooked el dente
  • 1 can
    16 ounce/crushed or diced tomatoes

How To Make french lentil soup with pasta

  • 1
    Start by rinsing the French lentils in cold water to be sure there are no foreign objects like stones or debris in the package. (Dry beans when manufactured are cleaned ans sorted using small stones.)French lentils are unique in that they stay firm when cooked correctly,they don't burst like traditional brown lentils. They can be found in the organics aisle of your grocer or at most health food stores. they're a little more money but well worth the price.
  • This bowl of soup is quite filling,full of flavor and oh so good! Love to have this with a good slice of bread and a sprinkle of grated cheese!(A touch of red pepper flake is nice too!)
    Saute the onion,garlic in the olive oil until translucent and slightly browned,2-4 minutes. add the carrots,celery,lentils,tomatoes,spices and herbs, toss to coat well.
  • 3
    Add the stock and wine,stir and cover,bring to a boil,then lower to a simmer for 30-35 minutes,stirring every so often. Meanwhile cook the pasta according to the package instructions,don't over cook,when finished,drain,toss with a touch of olive oil and keep separate,wrapped in a bowl.
  • 4
    When the soup is finished cooking,adjust the seasonings(salt&pepper)to taste,spoon about 1/4 cup of cooked pasta into each bowl and ladle the soup over.Garnish with grated cheese and serve immediately,enjoy!! :)