Papa's Lentil Soup with Potatoes Papa's Lentil Soup with Potatoes

Author: Canadian Living

Laura enjoys her father's recipe for lentil soup and says that, like her entire repertoire, the soup can be prepared in about 30 minutes. Bon appetito!

  • Portion size 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup brown lentils
  • 4 potatoes peeled and cut in 1/2 inch/1 cm pieces
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook garlic for 1 minute. Add lentils and potatoes; stir for about 30 seconds to coat. Add chicken stock and bay leaf; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Add salt and pepper. Serve sprinkled with parsley.

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Papa's Lentil Soup with Potatoes