Italian-Style Lentil Soup

Italian-Style Lentil Soup

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based on 6 reviews
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15 min.
65 min.
6 Servings

Italian-Style Lentil Soup is a hearty starter soup or a main-dish soup. Rich in flavor and texture, this one will satisfy the whole family!


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 large stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 5 1/4 cups water
  • 1 cup dry lentils
  • 1 can (6 ounces) Italian tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine or water
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley, crushed
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons MAGGI Instant Beef Flavor Bouillon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese (5 oz.)
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HEAT oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions, celery and carrot; cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

STIR in water, lentils, tomato paste, wine, parsley, bouillon, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 40 to 45 minutes or until lentils are tender.

LADLE soup into bowls; sprinkle with cheese just before serving.

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Delicious, but if we pout fry cumon with garlic will be fir

- ahmed Abdul monem from 115 Crm Firms, NY

Tasted like slow-cooked!

This soup was easy, quick, and delicious. My husband wondered how I had time to cook it tonight. He had no idea it only simmered for 40 minutes. It thickened up really nicely towards the end. I served it with crusty bread, and just one bowl was very filling. I'll be keeping this recipe for sure.

- Tiffany from Texas

Easy and Tasty

This soup is very easy to make, and tastes great. You can serve it with a sandwich, a roll, or just eat it by itself. The cheese adds a nice accent. I highly recommend it and will be making it again.

- Denise P. from Scranton, PA.

Good hearty soup!

This was a very good hearty soup. I also made the Jalapeno Cheese Corn Bread I found at this site. My family really enjoyed the combination.

- Doreen Willey from Lodi

So Simple, So Tasty, Kids Love It

I’ve only used lentils once before (burgers) and my kids didn’t think to much about that, but this soup is a go’er I too had none left after the first batch it’s just to tasty to leave in the pot… I give a very yummy 5 stars…

- Rob Brown from Cairns, Queensland Australia

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 220
  • Calories from Fat: 50
  • Total Fat: 6g (8% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g (4% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% of DV)
  • Sodium: 570mg (24% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 31g (10% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 12g (48% of DV)
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Vitamin A: 35% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 25% of DV
  • Calcium: 4% of DV
  • Iron: 20% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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