Lentil & Macaroni Soup - 1 Guiding Stars
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Lentils are a wonderful food to stock in your pantry. Using odds and ends of vegetables and canned tomatoes, this hearty soup comes together quickly. For the best leftovers, cook the macaroni separately and add per serving so it doesn’t go soggy in the fridge.

Tip: If you can’t find tomatoes packed in puree at your local store, tomatoes packed in juice make an acceptable substitute.


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can whole tomatoes in puree
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can vegetable broth
  • ¾ cups lentils, rinsed
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • ¼ tsp. thyme
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, trimmed and coarsely chopped
  • ¾ cup elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup chopped fresh basil


  1. In large, heavy-bottomed pot, heat oil over medium heat. Cook carrots, onion, and garlic until tender (10 minutes).
  2. Add tomatoes with their liquid, broth, lentils, salt, pepper, thyme, and water. Bring to a boil, stirring to break up tomatoes with side of spoon. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until lentils are tender (30-35 minutes).
  3. Stir in Swiss chard and macaroni and return to a simmer. Cook until macaroni is tender (10 minutes). Stir in basil and serve.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 200; Total Fat 3g (4% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 0.5g (0% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 555mg (24% DV); Total Carbohydrate 35g (13% DV); Dietary Fiber 5.5g (21% DV); Total Sugars 5g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 10g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 6% DV; Iron 15% DV; Potassium 10% DV; Vitamin K 200% DV; Thiamin 70% DV; Folate 50% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/lentil-and-macaroni-soup/
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