Having company and lacking dinner inspiration? This Italian-inspired lentil soup may be the answer. It uses ingredients you'd commonly have on hand (including frozen vegetables) and can be on the table in about an hour.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add onion and garlic; cook about 5 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally.

  • Add broth, the water, lentils, Italian seasoning and pepper to onion mixture. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.

  • Stir in undrained tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir in peas and carrots and uncooked pasta. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.

  • To serve, ladle into six soup bowls. If desired, sprinkle with Parmesan.


Tip: If you prefer to use fresh garlic, substitute 6 cloves garlic, minced.

Nutrition Facts

251.2 calories; protein 15.3g 31% DV; carbohydrates 42g 14% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 15.2g 61% DV; sugars 7.6g; fat 3.5g 5% DV; saturated fat 0.4g 2% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 4703.2IU 94% DV; vitamin c 60.6mg 101% DV; folate 173.6mcg 43% DV; calcium 66.1mg 7% DV; iron 3.9mg 22% DV; magnesium 51.6mg 18% DV; potassium 435.9mg 12% DV; sodium 466.6mg 19% DV.