Lentil and Macaroni Soup

"This is great on a cool fall evening with some crusty bread and a glass of wine!"
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  • Heat oil over medium heat. Add carrots, onion, and garlic and cook 10 minutes or until tender. Add tomatoes, broth, lentils, salt, pepper, thyme, and 6 c water.
  • Heat to boiling, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer 20 minutes or until lentils are almost tender.
  • Stir in chard and macaroni, heat to boiling over med-high heat. Reduce to medium and cook uncovered 10 minutes or until pasta is tender. Stir in basil.

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  1. I loved this soup as I could put lots of homegrown things into it - basil, tomatoes and swiss chard ! They were all in the freezer, having been picked over the summer. The soup was delicious and I loved the use of the lentils. I topped it with cheese and it made a perfect winter lunch. Made for ZWT8.
  2. Ideal soup for tonight, didn't take long to cook and made a nice big pot full to satisfy at least 4, with some leftovers. Very minestrone like, I like the lentil/macaroni combo. I was feeling too lazy to go and pick fresh basil so I used some dried, and I added some bay leaves...I think the only thing I'd do next time is add more garlic. Thanks SV!
  3. A rustic and easy recipe for colder days. I used a been mix (see photo of myself) istead of lentils and I renounced to macaroni, beacuse after Christmas it's better to reduce my carbs again.<br/>Really very filling and tasty. Thanks for posting this recipe!
  4. This is a nice tasting, easy to make soup! Put together with a homemade vegetable broth, it made for a especially comforting meal! I did use lemon pepper in place of the usual S&P, but that was no biggie! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed for my chosen partner in the Vegetarian/Vegan Recipe Swap 17]
  5. Very filling but next time I'll add more lentils -- great soup for flu season though. I didn't have any fresh basil so used about 1 tablespoon dried. Thanks for sharing!


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