Pasta, Tomato and Lentil Soup

"From Delicious magazine."
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  • Heat oil in large heavy bottomed casserole.
  • Add onion, garlic, celery and bacon.
  • Cook stirring over low heat for 10-15 minutes until vegetables soften.
  • Add lentils and stir well to coat in oil.
  • Add fresh and canned tomatoes.
  • Bring to boil.
  • Add bay leaves, thyme and stock.
  • Simmer for about 40- 60 minutes or until the lentils are cooked.
  • Cook the pasta in boiling water until al dente, drain.
  • Serve the soup in bowls, garnish with parsley and sprinkle with parmesan.

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  1. Sageca
    What a wonderul tasty soup.It is a cold rainy day and was looking for something to warm us up. I used a can of lentils and followed your recipe precisely.Thank you for sharing this fantastic meal. Rita
  2. Dotty2
    We love soup and this recipe fit the bill for a great tasting soup on a cold winter day. I used the bean and lentil soup mix but because of the beans did have to cook the soup longer. Healthy and great taste, can't get better than that. Recipe is in my keepers file Made for AUS/NZ swap#25
  3. Baby Kato
    What a tasty soup. It smelled wonderful while simmering and tasted even better. I made it exactly as written, for a lovely treat. A very hearty and savory soup, just perfect for the rainy weather we have been experiencing. Thanks so much for sharing Jewelies, we enjoyed it very much.
  4. westivan
    A wonderfully hearty soup, though I made a couple of changes. I'd run out of lentils so used Italian soup mix instead (dried peas, bean & lentils) which extended the cooking time by about 30 mins. Although I was making a half recipe, I used a whole can of tomatoes with basil & oregano, as I only had 1 tomato, and I left out the bay leaves and thyme. I also added the raw pasta in the last 15 minutes of cooking instead of cooking it separately. Very easy and definitely a keeper.
  5. Stardustannie
    Yum! A great hearty winters meal! I soaked the lentils in boiling water, then rinsed well whilst the onion ect was softening just to reduce the cooking time slightly. Next time instead of the fresh tomatoes I'll add carrots to the onion mixture and some zuchinni closer to the end of cooking.


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