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Easy family dinner ideas just got better with this simple Italian Lentil Soup that comes together in less than 30 minutes. Remarkably delicious comfort food!
Italian Lentil Soup
Living in two places that are 6 hours apart is taking its toll on my schedule. The hours are limited already & then add all the other running around while the hubs is away & I’m tapped out. Which is why I love dinners I can make in less than 30 minutes. You know how it is. You just get home, you’re exhausted & the last thing you want to do is cook & then clean. I hear you – I really do. Which is why I try to create simple dinners that are not only delectable but are easy to clean up too. My go-to recipe in these situations is usually a soup of some sort. As much as I love a good crockpot soup, on those super busy nights, I just want to throw it all in the pot & be done with it. This recipe literally is that easy & it’s done in less than a half hour. If you can toss & stir, you can do this.
I started with this bag of
Birds Eye® Protein Blends Italian Style. It’s packed full of delicious flavors that just happen to be loaded with protein. It’s a delicious side dish with the protein of beans, whole grains and veggies and it’s so good. Imagine how easy it is to prepare this alongside your main course. It’s so much easier for you to get all the healthy benefits of protein & delicious veggies in your daily diet when it all comes neatly packed like this. It’s ready to go & really makes adding protein to your meal so simple. I love that not only do my kids love it, but often are the ones grabbing a bag to help me with the dinner prep. I always task them with the side dish & their favorites are these Birds Eye® Protein Blends. Sometimes we just have some alongside some rice. It’s so good.
So because every bag is packed with protein, I knew that adding it to my soup would make it filling & hearty. They offer three other varieties – Southwest Style, California Style & Asian Style. They are easy to prepare – just toss in the microwave & go, which makes cleanup a breeze.
This time of year I love to have something warm & comforting when I’m chilled from being outside. It’s so cold & all I want is a nice warm bowl of soup while I curl up by the fire with a blanket. This was certainly great for doing that.
Italian Lentil Soup
- 1- 28 oz can diced tomatoes- don't drain
- 2 cups water
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- Salt / pepper to taste
- 5 cups egg noodles
- 1 bag Birds Eye® Protein Blends Italian Style
In a medium stockpot combine tomatoes, water, broth, garlic, onion powder, cumin, salt & pepper - heat over medium
In another stock pot, cook egg noodles to package directions for al dente
Microwave your bag of Birds Eye® Protein Blends according to package directions & then add to your soup mixture
Once noodles are done cooking, drain & add to your soup, stir
Bring to a simmer stirring frequently
Remove from heat - enjoy
One bite & this will be your new favorite easy family dinner recipe!
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