Italian Lentil Soup

READY IN: 9hrs
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

The unusual addition of molasses is to gently sweeten the soup.

Top Review by Parsley

This lentil soup has such a great, unique, sort of sweet & sour flavor. I absolutely loved it! I cut some fat by omitting the oil and using only the butter, but otherwise made this as written. A keeper for sure! Thanx for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add the lentils and water to a slow cooker; cover and cook on LOW for 3-4 hours.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, let the oil and butter heat together until the butter melts.
  3. Add in the onion, celery, and carrots; stir/saute 5 minutes or until just softened.
  4. Add in the garlic; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
  5. Stir into the partially cooked lentils; cover and continue to cook on LOW for another 3-4 hours.
  6. Stir in the wine, lemon juice, and molasses; season with salt and plenty of fresh black pepper.
  7. Add water or broth to thin the soup if it is too thick.
  8. Cover and continue to cook on LOW for another 30 minutes.
  9. Ladle into bowls; serve hot topped with chopped green onion and a drizzle of vinegar.

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