Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

Lentils are so packed with nutrition.

Lentil Soup
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Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 lb. lentils (about 1 ¼ cup) of any variety
  • 11 cups low sodium chicken broth, or to the line of pressure cooker
  • 4 to 6 fresh thyme sprigs
  • ⅔ cup dried elbow pasta
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, carrots, and celery.
  3. Add the garlic, salt and pepper and sauté until all of the vegetables are tender, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes and lentils and broth, and pasta. Stir, and add in the thyme sprigs.
  5. Cover and pressure for 12 minutes.
  6. Serve in bowls sprinkled with cheese.