Lentil Minnestroni Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 179.6
  • Total Fat: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.1 mg
  • Sodium: 2,590.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.7 g
  • Protein: 12.6 g

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Hearty soup that fills you up without the extra calories Hearty soup that fills you up without the extra calories
Number of Servings: 6


    8 8oz cups water ( more if necessary)
    Lentils, 454 grams ( small bag)
    Stewed Tomatoes, 1 cup low sodium
    Onions, raw, 1/2 cup, chopped
    Thyme, ground, 2 tbsp
    Garlic, 2 cloves
    Salt, 2 tbsp
    Green Beans Italian Flatbeans1 can (drained)
    Canadian Bacon, 2 slices , Diced
    Macaroni, whole-wheat, 1 cup elbow shaped (cooked and drained)
    Parmesan Cheese, grated, 4 tbsp


Combine all ingredience ( except cheese and pasta)
into a medium sized pot and allow to simmer for 35 minutes or until lentils become soft and split.

Remove heat and add your pre-cooked pasta and 2 tablespoons of grated cheese and stir until well blended.

Soup should be slightly thick but not like a bean or pea soup. If you need more water to thin out, just add it.

When serving sprinkle 1/2 tsp of grated cheese on top of each bowl for presentation.

Can be eaten as a soup or main dish.

Ham can be deleted to make it vegetarian friendly

A nice piece of multi grain Italian bread sprinkled with a bit of olive oil instead of butter would make a great additive to round out this as a meal.Dont forget to add the calories for this addition.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DEBBYCINCOTTI.

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  • Incredible!
    This was a big hit at my house tonight! Thanks so much for posting this recipe. I used turkey ham and sauted that with the onion & garlic before adding all the ingredients. And in place of some of the water I used spaghetti sauce I needed to use up. Very delicious. 10 thumbs up from our family! - 10/2/07

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  • Very Good
    The garlic really makes this soup! I substituted the canadian bacon with turkey bacon- because it was what I had on hand... but still a great recipe. It made ALOT! - 8/27/07

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