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Meatless Lentil Soup

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.

Makes

8 servings (3 quarts)

This has been my husband's favorite soup our whole 30-year married life. He enjoys taking a thermos of this to work during the winter. It's delicious served with warm biscuits and butter. —Janet Chase, Berrien Sprgs, Michigan
Meatless Lentil Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 large carrots, halved and sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried lentils, rinsed
  • 4 small red potatoes, diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick saucepan coated with cooking spray, cook the carrots, celery and onion over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the water, lentils, potatoes, bay leaves, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes or until lentils are tender. Discard bay leaves.

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