Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 38 mins

I seem to crave lentils during the winter months. Guess it is because they are hearty, filling, and are good in soups/stews. This is an easy, cheap, satisfying meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add the first 12 ingredients to a large soup pot.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Cover, lower heat, and simmer for 30 minutes or until lentils are tender.
  4. Add in tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato paste; stir to mix.
  5. Cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated.
  6. Season to taste with salt, pepper, or hot sauce.
Most Helpful

5 5

YUM! We really enjoyed this wonderful, thick, tasty soup. I used fresh parsley I had on hand rather than dried; added some cumin, which I love; and some packaged cooked, crumbled bacon to it along with the tomatoes at the end. The bacon was an after thought, and definitely not necessary to make it a 5* recipe. Thanks NurseDi. This goes in my "make again and again file."

5 5

5 5

Great recipt!!!! Omitted the green pepper by choice. I divide it into zip lock bags and freeze for a quick lunch.