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Minestrone Lentil Soup

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Serves 16 | Prep Time 2 hours | Cook Time 1 1/2 hours

Why I Love This Recipe

My Grandmother, who immigrated to America from Fano, Italy at the age of 16, gave me this recipe. She would make the soup on a cold winter day to warm up her grandchildren.

Submitted by: "Ken Lombardo"

Ingredients You'll Need

8 ounces of Lentils soaked for 1 hour in cold water
1 Tbs Olive Oil
3 Celery Stalks sliced in 1/4" pieces
3 Carrots sliced in 1/4 " pieces
1 Hand full of String Beans sliced in thirds
2 Cans of Pinto Beans rinsed
3 Strips of Bacon minced
1 Large Onion diced in 1/4" pieces
1 6 ounce can of Tomato Paste
1/2 cup of Peas
1/2 cup of Corn
3 Cloves of Garlic crushed/minced
Salt & Pepper to taste
1lb Ditalini macaroni cooked al Dante in separate pot of water


Put the Lentils in a bowl, cover with cold water and let soak for 1 hour.

Heat a large soup pot over medium heat.

Brown the Bacon in the oil.

Add the Onion and cook until soft.

Add the Garlic and cook for 1 minute until fragrant but not browned.

Add the Celery, Carrots, Tomatoe Paste & drained Lentils.

Add Salt & Pepper to taste.

Fill the pot 2/3 full of water to cover the vegetables.

Bring the soup up to a boil & simmer for 1 hour.

Add the Pinto Beans, Corn, Peas & String Beans.

Simmer for 1/2 hour more.

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.

Add the Ditalini.

Cook until "Al Dante".

Drain the pasta.

Serve the pasta in bowls with the soup and crusty bread & butter on the side.

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