Hearty Lentil Soup

Hearty Lentil Soup

Don’t you love a good soup on a cold winter day?! I personally could eat soup all the time but my kids can be picky so there are only a few they like. This is one of them! They probably wouldn’t eat it if it didn’t have pasta in it but whatever works, right?

This recipe is from Giada DeLaurentis & I’ve been making it for a few years. I was a vegetarian for a while when I discovered this recipe! Vegetarian or not – this is just a great soup!

Hearty Lentil Soup


Olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

2 carrots, peeled & chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

salt & pepper

1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes

1 cup lentils

10 cups low-salt chicken broth

4 fresh thyme sprigs

2/3 cup dried elbow pasta

1 cup Parmesan, shredded


  1. Heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, & celery.
  2. Add garlic, salt & pepper & sauté until the veggies are tender.
  3. Add the tomatoes with their juices & simmer for 8 minutes.
  4. Add the lentils & mix to coat. Add broth & stir. Add thyme sprigs.
  5. bring to a boil over high heat then cover & simmer over low heat until lentils are almost tender (about 30 minutes).
  6. Stir in pasta. Simmer until pasta is tender but still firm to the bite.
  7. Ladle into bowls , sprinkle with Parmesan & serve.

Did you try this recipe? What did you think?

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