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This soup was home-y and delish. I didn't have any parsley on hand, but we didn't miss it one bit. I used a smoked ham hock, added more garlic and didn't put in the spinach. Definitely a keeper.

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Chefiebig October 28, 2003

This is a great soup. I love lentil soup and my childhood neighbor from Greece used to make the best. This is the next best thing. Next time I will add some chopped frozen spinach, (1/2 a box) like she used to do. Thanks so much!

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Shabby Sign Shoppe March 24, 2003

I've made and froze this many times. It's a family favorite. I use dried parsley, about 2 T. I've successfully used ham bones, ham hocks and smoked turkey wings for the meat. Thank you for sharing!

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cookee monster January 09, 2014

This was a phenomenal recipe! I used a leftover ham bone from Christmas dinner. I first rinsed off all sweet glaze and then boiled the bone in water for about two hours. I then added salt, pepper, cayenne, and quite a bit of garlic powder to make a very flavorful stock that tasted great just all on its own. I then added the rest of the ingredients, an additional can of chicken stock, and then cooked everything else for another couple of hours. In the last 45 minutes, I added a can of fire roasted tomatoes and a package of chopped spinach. This was BY FAR the most tasty soup that we have ever cooked or tasted.

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cajunboy71 December 28, 2012

Very good!!!

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vindase June 26, 2010

This is a rustic comfort soup, chock full of fiber, veggies, vitamins, and great taste. I made it pretty much as directed, although my total simmering time was about 1 hour, as opposed to the 2 hours stated. Look on your package of lentils for guidance - my package said "no soaking required and 30 minutes of cooking time". It may take longer than the package directs, but I doubt you'll need 2 hours at the stove. Very yummy!

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Cookin'Diva December 22, 2009

I make lentils many different ways. This is one of my new favorites!!! Thanks for sharing such a great anytime recipe.

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Allison K December 08, 2009

This is great even without the ham. I threw in a couple slices of canadian bacon, but I think I'll just leave those out too next time.

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Debbie R. November 09, 2009

DH really loves lentil soup and this is the only recipe that I have found that I like too. He was a happy camper when he came home last night. I made as posted except cut the recipe in half. He's having some for lunch today and the rest is frozen for later. Thanks for posting. :)

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teresas October 24, 2008

Wow! It was great. I used sliced ham instead of a ham hock. I also used fresh tomatoes instead of tinned. It is deffo a keeper.

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DaisyK3 July 03, 2008
Lentil Soup