Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Lentil Potpie


This is an older recipe of mine that I use so often that I thought I would share another version of it. I usually make these with leftovers, like chili, but this time I made a quick lentil soup instead. You can use pie crust or puff pastry whichever you have on hand; they are both yummy and quick.

I used chimichurri salsa to season my soup, but you can use fresh parsley if you have it.

Lentil Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lentils
  • 4 large carrots, chopped
  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 can diced toms
  • 4 sliced of bacon, diced
  • Fresh parley or 1tbls chimichurri salsa
  • Fresh Sage leaves
  • Salt/pepper
  • ½ cup White wine
  • 32 ozs of stock, chicken or veggie
  • Puff pastry sheets

Directions:

  • Saut├ę in large pot the bacon, onion, carrots and celery until the the onions are translucent.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients and simmer until the lentils are tender and ½ or more of the liquid has reduced.
  • Cool, spoon into individual bowls and top with puff pastry dough.
  • Cut slits in the top to ventilate.
  • Bake at 375 until the dough is golden brown and the soup bubbling.

25 comments:

Momgateway said...

I've been looking for interesting ways to cook lentils and this fits the bill. Thanks for sharing.

Anncoo said...

I really love to have this, looks so perfect!

Elra said...

Very comforting meal. I love pot pie, although I never made it with lentil before.

Amy Nicole/RubyMtnBeads said...

your pie crusts are always so pretty.

George Gaston said...

What a terrific way to serve leftovers! And the addition of a salsa in your lentil soup is a brilliant way to add a little zing.

Great post and idea, thanks...

Linda said...

We love lentils! Why have I never thought to do this? I love this recipe!
As for your question on the beer bread...any kind of beer you use will yield your unique flavor. I think stout would be great! I actually used an Irish ale that I had on hand and it was delicious!

Karine said...

That is a great way to cook with lentils! Very original :)

As for your comment on if you need to bake the chicken breasts in my recipe, no you don't. You can only pan-fry it. But I usually bake my chicken when I have time because it helps to keep the meat moist.

Nancy said...

What a great idea! Your lentil soup recipe sounds great, and the puff pastry on top is a wonderful addition.

Cheryl said...

My husband would literally flip over this, he loves lentils! Great job!

Velva said...

Lentil pot pie is a nice alternative to traditional pot pie. I think this pie has less fat, higher fiber, and is overall good for you while, still providing a soul satisfying meal.

Art and Appetite said...

This is perfect for this rainy weather today. I just wish I had all the ingredients to try it. I've been craving for some hot savory pie. Oooh ahh.

Thanks for sharing!

grace said...

i'm on a real pot pie kick these days--i go to cracker barrel for lunch every wednesday because it's their special that day. your crust looks amazing, and the filling is equally appealing. bravo, and bravo!

Claudia said...

Love a good lentil soup.Love a pot pie. Why is it I never thought of combining it? Yes - loving this.

Debbie said...

Beautiful crust...I would be happy with just that part!!! Great dish and looks delicious!

Talita said...

I've always wanted to make a soup with puff pastry covering it. This looks delicious!

Leslie said...

Wow, does this look good! I usually have some sort of bean soup in the fridge...puff pastry in the freezer...I can say "dinner!" in a flash. Great photos, too!

Selba said...

I don't think that I'm familiar with chimichurri salsa... hope to find it someday :)

petite nyonya said...

Never thought of using lentils for soups before. Hope to try someday as it looks really good!

Barbara said...

What a super recipe! I make lentil soup often (I don't use sage or white wine- nice addition!) and never would have thought to make a pot pie out of it. Puff pastry makes it so easy, too. Besides, is there anything more comforting than a pot pie? And you've made it nice and healthy! ( well except for the puff pastry! ;) )

Velva said...

What a nice healthy twist on traditional pot pie. I really like this!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This looks so good! I love lentils and I know they are very nutritious. I never thought to serve them pot pie style...nice idea!

Sweet and Savory said...

Love putting the topping on the soup. That's the way to make it special.

Jolita said...

That looks so nice and I bet it's really delicious!

redkathy said...

Beans so yummy! Great combination and a lovely display!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Now that's a brilliant idea, I so want to try this!