Best 5 Lentil Soup Recipes

Check out Food Network's top lentil soup recipes to find a mix of classic and creative renditions from Rachael, Alton, Giada, Ina and more.

The key to making soup a meal is ensuring it goes beyond basic broth and vegetables with hearty, satisfying ingredients that will fill you up. That’s where lentil soup comes in. Satisfying and good for you, lentils are packed with protein, and they pair well with a variety of flavors and textures, from hot sauce to tangy tomatoes and nutty Parmesan cheese.

Check out Food Network’s top lentil soup recipes below to find a mix of classic and creative renditions from Rachael Ray, Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis, Ina Garten and more chefs.

Rachael mixes Tuscan kale into a base of sausage, carrots and potatoes before adding a splash of white wine for flavor, and then adds the lentils.

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Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

A serrano chile and a bit of grated ginger add heat to this quick-fix soup, but the spice is balanced by a final mix-in of cool, creamy Greek yogurt.

If you choose the option to make Alton’s tried-and-true soup with vegetable broth instead of chicken broth, it will be a vegetarian dish that even the meat eaters in your family will enjoy.

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Giada's Easy Lentil Soup is a perfect meal: fast, nutritious and delicious.

Follow Giada’s lead and incorporate pasta into her easy-to-make lentil soup flavored with fresh thyme.

Ina gets a head start on tenderizing the lentils by steeping them in boiling water before adding them to her cumin-scented broth with carrots and celery. Just before serving, she stirs in red wine and tops each bowl with fruity olive oil and Parmesan.

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