Easy Lentil Soup
Cooking times for lentils can vary from 20 to 40 minutes depending on how fresh they are. The older the lentils, the longer they take to soften.
Cooked pasta makes a good addition to this soup. Try any short pasta, such as elbow macaroni, or break up strands of spaghetti or linguine. Use about 2 1/2 cups cooked pasta (1 cup dried).