Lebanese lentil soup with pasta

Lentil Soup with Pasta

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Hearty and healthy, this Lentil Soup with Pasta Recipe is loaded with flavor. Lentil soup is a nourishing, meatless meal that you can get ready in less than an hour!

If you are looking for vegan lentil recipes, you will love this easy lentil soup with pasta.

Lentils are a pantry stable in my house, from soups to salads or main dishes, along with this Lentil Soup with Pasta, here are some other favorite Lebanese/ Middle Eastern inspired recipes to cook with lentils; Red Lentil MujadaMujadaraRed Lentil Tabouli SaladSpinach Lentil Soup with Lemon, Lebanese Red Lentil Soup and Lebanese Lentil soup with vegetables


You probably have most, if not all of the ingredients in your pantry for this lentil soup, which is a good reason to add this lentil soup recipe to your rotation. Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • Lentils. Brown Lentils work great for this recipe because they hold their shape the best in soups. 
  • Pasta. Your choice of uncooked small pasta, such as elbows or Ditalini pasta.
  • Onions. Chopped into small pieces.
  • Salt. To taste. 
  • Cumin. Gives Middle Eastern flavor!
  • Butter. About 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter or margarine. 


  • Place rinsed lentils and salt in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil then simmer until the lentils are tender, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add onions, cumin, butter and small pasta, like elbows. You may use whatever small pasta you have on hand. Cook for another ten minutes until pasta is cooked. 
  • Taste and adjust salt if needed. 
  • Serve this lentil soup with whole wheat toast and enjoy! 

If you are looking for vegan soup recipes, you will love this vegan lentil soup recipe with small pasta.


Store lentil soup leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave or in a pan on the stove when ready to serve.

 Freeze lentil soup in freezer containers for up to 3 months. Just keep in mind that the texture of the pasta will change. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving for best results. 

Yield: 4

Lentil Soup with Pasta

Lebanese lentil soup with pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes



  1. In a large pot over high heat, add rinsed lentils, salt and about 6-8 cups of water.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium low, cover the pot and simmer for 30-35 minutes or until lentils are soft.
  3. Add onions, cumin, small pasta and butter, cover the pot and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until pasta is fully cooked.
  4. Taste and adjust salt.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 207Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 669mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 10gSugar: 4gProtein: 12g
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