Layered Lentil Soup in a Jar recipe from Life Made Delicious
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Layered Lentil Soup in a Jar

Here's a simple food gift idea that is sure to bring warmth to the recipient. You'll enjoy a bowlful on a cold day too! Make it your way with the quick and easy variation below.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 4
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1 pint glass jar with lid
1 cup dried red lentils, sorted
2 tablespoons julienne-cut smoked sun-dried tomatoes (from 3-oz package)
2 tablespoons cooked real bacon pieces or bits (from 3-oz jar)
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup dried brown lentils, sorted
2 teaspoons dried minced onion
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 carton (32 oz) Progresso® chicken broth (4 cups)
1 cup water
3/4 cup sliced carrots, if desired



  • 1 In glass jar, place 1/2 cup of the red lentils; top with sun-dried tomatoes and bacon pieces. Place bay leaf, stem side down, against side of jar. Layer brown lentils over bacon; top with dried minced onion, parsley flakes, basil and remaining 1/2 cup red lentils. Cover; refrigerate until ready to make soup or up to 2 weeks.
  • 2 In 2-quart saucepan, place contents of jar. Stir in broth, water and carrots. Heat to boiling over medium heat; reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 30 to 35 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender. Remove bay leaf before serving.

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