Lentil Soup

Recipe submitted by: Paul Pierce

Don't confuse it with yentil or gentle -- this is Lentil soup we're talking about
cook 15 min
cook 2 Hrs
cook 6

What's in it


Ham pieces cooked to taste
2 1/2 cups or 1 (6-ounce) package dried lentils
6 cups chicken broth
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 cup grated carrots
4 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1 tsp. dried thyme, crushed
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
Salt and white pepper to taste

How to cook it


  • In a large soup pot over medium-high heat, combine ham or bacon pieces, lentils, and chicken broth; bring just to a boil
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until lentils are soft
  • Remove 2 cups of cooked lentils and place into food processor or blender bowl; let cool 5 minutes (if you do not let cool slightly before processing, mixture will explode out of container and make a mess in your kitchen); after cooling, whirl until pureed; stir pureed lentils into soup mixture
  • In a medium frying pan over medium-high heat, saute onion and carrots in butter or margarine until limp, but do not brown; then add to lentils
  • Add thyme, nutmeg, salt, and white pepper; simmer another 30 minutes; remove from heat and serve in soup bowls