Thursday, March 8, 2012

I won some soup...

from Bertolli! And it was good.
You can read about it at Mille Fiore Favoriti, Pat's blog had a giveaway for this Ladles of Love during National Soup month back in January.



I won the ladle, too. A nice one from Crate and Barrel. All for a good cause.


The Bertolli was really good, we enjoyed it. The package said for two, but three of us managed to enjoy nice size bowls of the Roasted Chicken Minestrone. Next to try will be the Chicken Rotini and the Tomato Florentine. Quick, easy and very good.

If you prefer homemade,
this lentil soup is also delicious and takes no time to put together. You end up with a very nice, hearty soup with minimal effort and a full tummy. 



Pasta con Lenticchie 
(Pasta with Lentils)
Source: Patsy's Italian Restaurant
1/4 cup olive oil
1 small yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups low salt chicken or vegetable broth
1 can fire-roasted tomatoes
1/4 pound lentils, picked over and rinsed
1/4 pound small pasta, shells, tubettini, anellini or ditalini - cooked al dente
pinch of dried oregano
4 leaves of fresh basil, chopped
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Heat the oil in a large soup pot over a medium flame and sauté the onions, stirring occasionally, about 3-5 minutes until just browned. Add the garlic and sauté for about another 2 minutes.

Add the tomatoes to the pot. Add the lentils, oregano and the broth, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer for an hour, more or less, until the lentils are tender. Add the cooked pasta and simmer until all ingredients are heated through, about three minutes. If the soup thickens too much, add water or broth to thin it to the consistency you like.

Stir in the basil and season with salt and pepper. Serve.




Joining 
 Beth at Beth Fish Reads for her fun Weekend Cooking Party. Every weekend. It's open to anyone who has any kind of food-related post to share! Go on over and see some fun posts.
 


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60 comments:

  1. I just bought lentils and wanted to try something different. Your timing was perfect! Thanks!

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  2. Congrats on the win. We have Bertolli oil but no soup that I'm aware of. Til that happens I'll make your soup. It looks delicious!

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  3. good for you for winning!! I never even considered Bertolli soup...but it looks good!! thanks for this, i will keep it in mind as an emergency stand by!!

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  4. I'm glad you enjoyed the soup and the ladle, Carol! They are wonderful to use when one has no time to cook.

    I love lentil soup and your recipe looks very tasty!

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  5. Congratulations!! I'll be sure to keep Bertolli in mind for a quick and easy dinner. I love lentil soup and this recipe sounds wonderful, Carol!

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  6. Congratulations. I made lentil soup often when my son was growing up. It's a recipe he makes today. I will share this one with him. Congrats on the win!!!

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  7. Congrats on your win! I'm big into soups right now, they're the easiest thing to take to work for lunch:@)

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  8. Congratulations!!! The soup looks delicious.

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  9. Any season of the year soup tastes great! This looks good.
    ~Judy

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  10. I was fortunate enough to win the soup this past year from Pat's blog also. We found it delicious and I love the stainless steel ladle.

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  11. Congratulations on your win!This is a very tasty and wholesome soup!XO

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  12. Congratulations!Love this kind of soup; perfect comfort food.
    Rita

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  13. Soup looks very tasty and flavourful!

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  14. Congratulations! So ...Soup for you!

    I just bought lentils for M to make lentil soup for himself and son.
    Yours looks delicious!
    The wind finally stopped! It was wicked yesterday and last night! Hello Kansas!

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  15. Congratulations on winning! The soup you made looks really good. I have lentils!!!

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  16. Lentil soup is my absolute favorite--I've never had it with pasta before!

    Congratulations on the win too. That is a really nice ladle! I love huge ones like that.

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  17. Have a nice weekend, soup looks delicious

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  18. Congratulations on your win! Your soup looks fantastic, Carol. Have a wonderful weekend, Candace

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  19. Nice win, Carol. I've never tried their soups.
    I like the pasta addition to your lentil soup...I've never done that. Looks marvelous.

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  20. Congrats on winning the soup & that fab ladle!
    Like the others I've never combined lentils with pasta, but why not?
    Will try it soon.
    bon weekend

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  21. Yay on the win! And very cool to have gotten the ladle too.

    Lentil soup? Yes, please. I wish every month were soup month. :)

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  22. Very nice prizes!
    I love soup, and lentil is one of my favorites. I'm adding your recipe to my must make soon list..

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  23. Congrats on the win! (I LOVE winning stuff!) Both soups look good and I am getting HUNGRY! I just stumbled across your Wordless Wednesday (and guessed correctly!)

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  24. Lucky you to win those wonderful soups. They are so tasty and handy to have when we have an extra busy day. I think lentil is one of my all time favorites.

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  25. Oh yum! Soup recipe sounds great.. I love lentils or beans in my soup!
    Congrats on the win!

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  26. I was wondering how those soups were! My hubby won't eat lentils though. Here is my recipe for Irish Boxty It is soon to be St. Pat's day after all!

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  27. A great thing to win! The lentil soup sounds yummy and I have some lentils in the pantry!

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  28. Congrats on teh big win- glad you enjoyed your prize!

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  29. I love soups like this. You can add or subtract all sorts of things, depending on what you have on hand and like. Quick, easy and delicious.

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  30. Always happy to see another lentil soup recipe. Will have to try this :).

    And congrats on winning those soups!!

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  31. Sounds delish! And easy to accomodate for vegetarians.

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  32. Never heard of Bertolli soups before, but it sure looks hearty and filing :) The recipe I will file away for a colder day. Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Both soups look delicious. We always add more vegetables to Bertolli mixes and I just realized it is probably just as easy to make soup from scratch :)

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  34. LOL somehow that sounds funny: "I won some soup". Glad you liked it! I'm especially curious about the Tomato Florentine.

    Your lentil-pasta soup sounds nice, may try that sometime!

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  35. Delicious soup! Greater for soup-per!

    You are always lucky, I think I have seen you win twice already!

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  36. I didn't know Bertolli made soup in a bag. I like their pasta collections.

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  37. We are just getting towards the start of soup season. I will be pulling out the recipes for my favourite soups, but also on the lookout for new recipes too.

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  38. Love soups of all kinds! They sure look yummy. Lucky duck...

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  39. Congrats on the win, Carol! I love all kinds of soup. this sounds like a delicious soup and an easy recipe. Thanks for sharing. I hope you have a wonderful week!

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  40. It's always fun to try new products. ;-) Your lentil and pasta soup looks delicious. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays.

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  41. Carol, that is so cool...congrats on that win!! I have been making and eating soup all week...best way to get rid of a cold.

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  42. My hubby would love this! What a fun win, too! Happy Monday! ♥

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  43. That looks so good and hearty. When I was growing up my mother made lentil soup every Friday - soup and bread for supper, and it was always delicious!

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  44. One of my favorite meals to make are soups. Your lentil and pasta soup I know would be delicious. This is one I would love. Congratulations on your win. I'd say you had a lucky day!
    Have a great week.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  45. The soup you won looks tasty but the soup you made looks EXCELLENT!

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  46. I also like to use fire-roasted tomatoes: they contribute a nice flavor. And with white pasta and green lentils, your soup reminds me of the Italian flag :)

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  47. Hearty soup does not always come heavy! This looks light and delicious.

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  49. I love a good traditional lentil soup...but let's be honest, I'd rather have this Italianized version! Sounds so tasty.

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  50. Looks good!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Markus

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  51. It looks really good!I would love to try it!

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  52. Carol, your lentil soup looks delicious...just lately I've been appreciating more lentils...and sure will try this recipe.
    Hope you have a great week ahead :)

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  53. Congratulations on the win! I love trying new products like that.

    I'll have to make the lentil soup soon. I've been working on incorporating more lentils into my diet so this is perfect as far as giving it a shot

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  54. Congrats! I'll have to give that Bertolli a try some time. I like keeping some convenience items around for those days I don't have time to think :-) Your lentil soup looks good too. I'm trying to eat more of the power foods!

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  55. Delicious! I can't resist lentils. There are some in my pantry waiting to be made into soup. I am intrigued by the idea of adding fire roasted tomatoes to them.

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  56. Congratulations on your win! I wonder if that Bertolli soup is sold around here ... I'd likely choose a vegetarian option, and add my own parboiled chicken (I'm not crazy about frozen pre-packaged meat, but your reviews are good for this)

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