Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a wonderful soup that is hearty enough to eat as a meal or just a meal starter. It's a great vegetarian dish as well. Even my very picky 3yr old likes this soup!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat large pan over med/low heat. Pour in olive oil, garlic & bacon/ham. Cook long enough to heat up garlic and bacon/ham. Pour in chicken broth, tomato sauce, 3-4c of the water, lentils, carrots & celery. Bring to a boil & simmer for about 30 minute Add farfalle and more water as needed. Cook until farfalle is tender.
  2. Ladle into bowls and serve. Top with cheese if desired.