Lentil Soup is one of those powerhouse recipes that everyone needs to have in their back pocket. It’s a core foundation to your kitchen (and your life) that will serve you well from now until basically forever. Lentil soup is filling and comforting without forsaking nutritional density or incredible flavor. It’s versatile, vegan, and, better yet, basically free.
Tuscan Bean Soup from Pioneer Woman - I made it in the crock pot. Used chicken instead of shrimp, home canned tomatoes and dried basil instead of fresh. It was lacking something, so I added the rest of the can of tomato paste, a blob of chicken soup base and some poultry seasoning. It also needed the parmesan cheese at the end to keep it from "missing something".