My Omas Lentil Soup

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by buzzonesbirdie

This is one of my all time favorite soups. It is thick and hearty. It is a recipe that I grew up with. You can tinker around with it, but I have always loved that it is so simple. I have guessed at the prep time and cooking time as the soup can simmer for a while after it is done. Can omit wurst and sub vegetable broth for chicken if you want to make it vegetarian.

Top Review by ChiefCookandBottleW

I love the flavor and will make this soup again, thank you for posting this recipe! I only gave 4 stars due to the fact that I had to work with this recipe and make decisions as to; when do I add the bacon? Do I simmer with a lid on or off? (I cooked lid on) How did you cook the bratwurst? I think bratwurst can be purchased pre-cooked but the kind I buy is raw from my local butcher so I am not sure which kind you meant to use in the recipe. Also I had to add 5 cups of additional liquid and that still made a thick soup. Still and all I liked it very much and do not want to discourage anyone from giving this a try.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add first 3 ingredients to a large pot.
  2. Add 3 cups of broth.
  3. Cook over medium heat stirring occasionally until everything is tender.
  4. You may need to add some more broth or water as it is absorbed.
  5. 30 minutes before you want to serve it add the wurst or hot dogs if you wish and let them cook through.
  6. Serve with hearty bread and a salad.

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