Pasta With Lentils

pasta with lentils

Pasta with lentils is a wonderfully comforting and healthy Italian dish.  This soup can also be served with rice.  Often I eat it with no rice/pasta so that it’s a low-carb, protein-packed treat!  However, I really like this version with broken spaghetti.  It’s especially good with some Italian bread and butter to dunk and a sprinkle of grated cheese.

Pasta With Lentils

1 lb. dry lentils

1 onion

diced carrots, to taste

diced  celery, to taste

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 cup olive oil

about 10-12 cups of water

salt and pepper to taste

1 lb. vermicelli (or spaghetti), broken in 1-inch pieces

Prepare lentils according to package directions.  Add all other ingredients to large pot.  Simmer for 2 hours.  Cook vermicelli separately according to package directions.  (You don’t want to cook it in the soup because the pasta will absorb the water from the soup.)  Serve with grated cheese and Italian bread.



11 responses to “Pasta With Lentils

  1. Sounds very easy! I haven’t tried an Italian dish like this before. This would be great on a cold night. 🙂

  2. Pasta with lentils? First time I heard of this combination. Interesting!

  3. Pasta with lentils a very warm and comforting food… delicious.. 🙂

  4. I love pasta and I love lentils, but have never had the two together- this sounds really yummy!

  5. What a simple and wonderful recipe that involves pasta + lentils!! Never heard of this before. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. I just can’t get enough dried beans and lentils. Especially not after weeks on a heavy Christmas diet.

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