Amalfi Coast Rich Lentil Soup Recipe


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 ounces imported pancetta, shredded*
  • 1 small onion, peeled and chopped finely
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and chopped finely
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 1 spring celery, chopped finely
  • 2 teaspoons Gathering Flavors Italian Spice Blend* or 1 teaspoon each dried oregano and parsley
  • 1 cup canned Italian tomatoes, puréed
  • ½ pound dried French lentils, rinsed in cool water*
  • 4 cups homemade or prepared beef stock plus a bit more, as needed
  • Salt and freshly ground black peppercorns
  • ½ pound Italian sausage links
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, for garnish at serving
  • 1 bottle chilled Prosecco, at serving time
  • Italian bread or fresh bread sticks, at serving time


This Rich Lentil Soup Was Inspired By A Meal My Family Ate At Our Favorite Restaurant—the Trattoria Il Panino On Boston's North End. It Was A Bitter Cold Day When We Arrived At The…

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