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Lentil Soup I

William Anatooskin

"A very easy soup to prepare and can be enjoyed any day."
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1 h 40 m servings 114 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings


  • Calories:
  • 114 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 0.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.7g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 6.6 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 716 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Rinse lentils in cold water several times before adding to cooking pot. In a medium-size cooking pot, add lentils and water and boil for about 30 minutes.
  2. Add quartered potatoes and cook until tender.
  3. When potatoes are cooked, remove into a mixing bowl; mash and set aside.
  4. Add carrots, onion, celery, and chicken soup base to pot and simmer, covered, for about 30 minutes or until lentils are soft.
  5. Add cloves, salt, and pepper and simmer for another 15 minutes.
  6. Now add mashed potatoes, mix well and just bring to boil. Adjust seasonings to taste. Remove and discard cloves before serving.

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  1. 49 Ratings

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I don't usually give recipes 5 stars if I tweaked it, but this was just so good that I'm giving in on this one. I had no celery (don't like it anyway), so I skipped it and added an extra carrot....

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The first time I made this, it burnt on the bottom of the pan - 4 cups of water was just not enough. The second time, I did a better job of monitoring the progress, and added water at times. I...

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I don't usually give recipes 5 stars if I tweaked it, but this was just so good that I'm giving in on this one. I had no celery (don't like it anyway), so I skipped it and added an extra carrot....

Like everyone else, I had to add tons more water during cooking, and it was done in about half the estimated time. Also, I halved this recipe for the two of us thinking there would be leftovers ...

This was a very tasty lentil soup- just a few adjustements. 1/2 of an onion, double the water to 8 cups, and I just left the potatoes in and never mashed them. It tasted great! Next time, I t...

awesome. I changed it just a little I added an onion. used 4 cups of chicken broth, and 4 cups of water. I did not mash the potatoes just diced them. I threw eveything into the pot all at once. ...

While not a pretty soup, was very tasty and satisfying. I have never put mashed potatoes in a soup before, but I thought it was a great addition. I added an onion and 2 cloves of garlic, and u...

This soup was AMAZING. I've been looking for a good lentil soup recipe for a long time, and I've finally found it. I omitted the celery and added two tablespoons of minced onion. It turned ou...

This was good, though I didn't follow it exactly. I didn't have any carrots, so I upped the celery and added onion and garlic. I also added a tablespoon of yellow curry powder and used vegetable...

I was very pleased with the way this turned out! I ran across this recipe as I used the "ingredient search" tool. I was out of onions, but wanted to use the bag of lentils I had. (I couldn't ...

I never made or ate lentil soup but my husband wanted it so i used this recipe. I thought it tasted wonderful but never had eaten it before-i didnt know how it was supposed to taste. So i had my...