Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali
Show: Molto Mario
Episode: Zuppe
Save Recipe Print
Total:
55 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
45 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Wash and drain the lentils, carefully picking through them to take out any pebbles.

In a 3-quart saucepan, heat the 6 tablespoons oil until just smoking. Add the onions and sliced garlic. Cook until softened but not brown, about 6 to 8 minutes. Add the lentils and the hot chicken stock. Bring the liquid to a boil. Lower then heat and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, keeping the level of the liquid just over the lentils by periodically adding more water. Add the pasta shells during the last 6 minutes of cooking. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.

In the meantime, preheat the grill or broiler. When the soup is ready to serve, grill or toast, slices of the bread until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Rub each slice with a cut garlic clove.

Ladle the soup into warm bowls. Place a slice of garlic bread on top of each soup serving. Drizzle the bread and the soup with the chili oil and serve immediately.

Chili Oil:

2 cloves garlic, sliced thin

2 tablespoons chili flakes

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon cracked black pepper

In a small hot saute pan, add extra-virgin olive oil and garlic. Saute until golden and add chili flakes and salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let infuse.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Almost One-Pan Skillet Lasagna 02:21

Bev gets her kids involved in making this perfect weeknight dinner.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

7-Can Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Parker's Split Pea Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Pumpkin Soup

Recipe courtesy of Kerry Simon

Chicken Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Cuban Black Bean Soup

Recipe courtesy of Alex Garcia

Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Roasted Red-Pepper Soup

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Old Fashioned Chicken Soup

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.