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Suzan's Lentil Soup

Categories: Soups 
Contributed by: Suzan

Lentils are Good Luck for the new year!!! (an Italian tradition)
Make Lentil soup. YUM!! Your post is making me hungry, and I already had rigatoni alla vodka for dinner!
Lentil Soup w/Pasta:


  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 celery rib, diced
  • 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 cups dried lentils
  • 8 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 cups cooked small shaped pasta,
    ...(ditalini, elbows or shells)
  • 1/4 cup shredded or grated Romano cheese


In a large saucepan, heat oil and saute the carrot, celery,
and onion. Cook for 3-5 minutes until soft. Add garlic,
oregano, thyme, basil and lentils. Stir; cook 30 seconds.
Add broth, salt and pepper. Cover; simmer for 30 minutes
on low heat, until lentils are tender. Add pasta to lentils,
stir to combine and serve with grated cheese on top.
Serves 6. .................................