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Minestrone Lentil Soup
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Hearty Italian style vegetable, pasta, and lentil soup.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Makes 4 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 212.1
Total Carbs 35.6 g
Dietary Fiber 5.3 g
Sugars 7.0 g
Total Fat 3.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.7 g
Unsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Potassium 251.1 mg
Protein 11.7 g
Sodium 510.2 mg
Dietary Exchanges
1/2 Fat , 2 1/2 Vegetables , 1/2 Meat , 2 Starch
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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1 tsp  olive oil
2 cup  chopped green bell peppers
1 each  large onion
1 cup  fresh chopped celery
4 oz  Canadian bacon
2 each  medium garlic cloves
0.3333 cup  dried lentils
2 each  fresh tomatoes
2 quart  cold water
1 cup  Pasta, elbow twist, semolina, dry
0 1/2 tsp  salt
2 tsp  fresh oregano
0 1/4 tsp  black pepper
0 1/4 cup  grated parmesan cheese, low sodium
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add pepper, onion, celery, bacon, and garlic and cook until vegetables are softened (approximately 5 minutes), stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in lentils, tomatoes, and water. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.
  3. Add macaroni and simmer 10 minutes.
  4. Add salt, oregano, and pepper. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.

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