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Lentil-Tortellini Soup

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Category: Beans, Crockpot, Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 c Dry lentils
  • 2 c Coarsely shredded carrots
  • 1 lg Onion; finely chopped
  • Chopped cooked ham or
  • -Canadian-style bacon
  • 2 Garlic cloves; minced
  • 2 tb Chopped fresh basil
  • 1 1/2 tb Fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 ts Pepper
  • 5 c Low-sodium chicken broth or
  • -vegetable broth
  • 1 c Water
  • 9 oz Tortellini; cheese-filled;
  • -refrigerated
  • 4 c Fresh spinach leaves; torn


Rinse lentils; drain. Place in a crockery cooker. Add carrots, onion, ham
or bacon, garlic, and pepper. If you are substituting dried herbs for
fresh, add them now. Pour broth and water over all.

Cover and cook as directed for desired heat setting: LOW HEAT: for 6+1/2 to
7 hours; HIGH: for 3+1/4 to 3+1/2 hours.

Adding the pasta (If using low heat, reset to high.) Stir in tortellini.
Cover and cook 30 more minutes on high. Stir in fresh spinach, and fresh
herbs if using. Serve at once.

[PER SERVING: 245 cals, 5g fat (16% cff). 4g fiber, 35g carbs, 16g protein.
Sodium can be high from ham or bacon and cheese: from 972mg to 1,023mg. ]
[PER SERVING without ham/bacon: 212 cals, 3g fat, 723mg sodium.]

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