Lentil & Chestnut Soup with Bacon & Thyme Croutons

Yields: 4 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 10 Mins Cook Time: 1 Hr Total Time: 1 Hr 10 Mins

The roast chestnut flavour will have you filled with that festive feeling.  This is a delicious soup which is rich and tastes luxurious – perfect for Christmas day!


0/13 Ingredients
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  • For the croutons


0/4 Instructions
  • Heat the olive oil in a pan and add the chopped vegetables, cook until softened. Add the lentils and stir, then add the stock.
  • Bring to the boil and simmer for 40 minutes until the lentils are very soft. Add the chestnuts and simmer for another 20 minutes. Blend the soup until smooth, add boiling water if required.
  • Meanwhile for the croutons, heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the bacon for 5 minutes. Then turn up the heat and add the cubes of bread and the thyme. Toss the bread until it has turned golden brown, crisp and very crunchy. Place them onto some kitchen paper.
  • To serve, season the soup to taste and serve in warmed soup bowls with the croutons, bacon and thyme sprinkled on top. Enjoy!

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