This is truly a delicious lentil soup recipe. The sherry and cream give it a unique, rich flavor. I used 32 ounces of chicken stock instead of water. I am not sure if this influenced the flavor. I also only pureed a portion of the soup in order to maintain some texture. This is a definite addition to my recipe files!
Creamy Lentil Soup
PTPaula Posted: 11/30/08
MichelleHS Posted: 08/30/10
This was an excellent soup. I used all onions instead of the leeks/onion combination, and I used all chicken broth instead of the water/broth combination. I used our immersion blender, which made the pureeing process very simple and fast. Since I'm not terribly concerned about fat and calories, I added a dollop of sour cream along with the crumbled bacon to each bowl just before serving. It was delicious!
Teagal Posted: 03/01/11
Nice soup. Taste good and easy to prepare. I have other lentil soups I like better, so, I will not make again.
lund1970 Posted: 06/02/09
Truly delicious! I have made it several times and even served it to guests. I add a little extra salt. Also use my handheld blender to puree. Serve it with a nice crusty bread and a full-flavored hard cheese such as Asiago or Kasseri.
NanetteJG Posted: 10/15/09
This is a keeper. I did the same thing as the other reviewer. I pureed half of the soup, and added the other half for texture. I have four young children and they all loved it. I couldn't get it into my 9 month olds mouth fast enough. My favorite soup recipe so far from CL.
aimee216 Posted: 01/02/11
This soup was simply delicious! I pretty much followed the recipe, except I added a little cheese on top of it. I will definitely be keeping this recipe handy.
No Longer Registered Posted: 11/12/12
This soup was fantastic! I've never had leeks or sherry or used lentils before but I love soup and like to try new foods so I'm glad I didn't pass this one up. I only pureed part of the soup and added extra salt and a bit of cracked pepper. The sherry made a huge difference in the flavor and I'm glad I didn't substitute or leave it out. Served with a crusty roasted garlic bread. I will definitely make this again.
Curtis Posted: 02/06/14
I substituted vegetable broth for water and added 4 cups instead of 3 because I went a little heavy on the vegetables, but other that that was true to the recipe. I was very happy with the result - I will definitely make again.
mom2fussbudgets Posted: 01/02/14
I wanted something "lucky" to enjoy for New Year's Day, and ran across this recipe while I was searching for something to do with lentils. I must say, I am really glad I did. It is outstanding! My picky kids liked it, and my son even went back for seconds. I, too, wanted some texture, so I only pureed half of it. Next time I make it, I will add some pepper, but other than that, I thought the soup was absolutely delicious as is.