Lentil Soup With Ditalini (Aka, New Year's Soup)

Recipe by flappergirl425
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Sautee pancetta (or ham) in olive oil over medium heat for a few minutes till it browns lightly.
  • Add onion, celery and carrots, salt and pepper, and sautee till softened. Add garlic. Stir & continue cooking for a minute or two.
  • Add lentils, herbs & salt and pepper, stir, and add about 6 cups of water. Bring to a boil and partially cover, then lower heat to the lowest simmer possible. Allow to simmer quietly & peacefully for 40-50 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, in a separate pot, cook ditalini according to box directions until al dente. Drain.
  • Add diced tomatoes to soup, stir and continue cooking for about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in cooked pasta to soup.
  • Ladel soup into bowls, drizzle a little olive oil over the top, sprinkle some fresh cracked black pepper, and parmesean cheese. Eat it up with some crusty bread!
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