Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Make it: Lentil and Pasta Soup

Here is another great soup for the colder weather, it's another one by Jamie Oliver and while I would recommend a smaller dose of chilly flakes that what the original recipe says it's a pretty good one. Apparently it's an Italian favourite and while it might not be a looker it's a great soup to try, especially for those who don't like the creamy soups.

Printable recipe here

(for 6)

300 grams ditalini pasta (or anything else on the small side like the one I got)
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1/2 tsp chilli flakes 
Grated Pecorino or Parmesan
For the lentils
300 grams lentils
1 small onion, halved
2 bay leaves
olive oil
Salt, pepper


Cook the lentils in salted boiling water together with the halved onion, bay leaves and a splash of olive oil. They need to be cooked until soft, for about 25 minutes.
Once cooked, drain and discard their water and leaves.
Drizzle the pan with olive oil and saute the onion and garlic over medium heat until soft. Add the tomatoes and chilli flakes, add the drained lentils plus 1 litre of water and simmer gently for 10 minutes.
While the lentils are simmering, cook the pasta in a pot with salted water for 8-9 minutes until cooked al dente. 
Drain and add to the lentils mix, simmer for 2-3 minutes. Take out of the heat and let it seat for 4-5 minutes. Serve with grated parmesan. 

Printable recipe here
Adapted from original recipe here


  1. i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee cooking.

  2. Talk about comfort food! This just sounds so hearty and perfect for a chilly day. I love your blue pot too! Just bought a tea kettle that color! xo

  3. I love that colour too Debby, it's so cheery!! Hope you are well! Im loving what you are doing with the loft!! x

  4. I love lentils with sausage too!! Actually probably more than with pasta!


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