My family makes lentil soup every new year for good luck. My mom has been making it since I was little. Over time, weve tweaked it so that all our family and friends love it. Kristen Heigl, Staten Island, New York. Heres a healthy soup thats ideal for vegetarians and those watching their weight. Butternut squash and lentils make it filling, while herbs and other veggies round out the flavor. Mark Morgan, Waterford, Wisconsin. My mother has diabetes, so I often prepare this dish for her. I wanted a hearty soup that hits the spot on cold autumn nights, so I paired the lentils with turkey bacon and a handful of spices. Nicole Hopping, Pinole, California. Served with biscuits and a salad, this soup is delicious on a chilly autumn evening. Its one of my familys favorite. I like to serve lentils often because they are inexpensive and nutritious. I sometimes add them to my homemade spaghetti sauce and serve over noodles. Rachel Keller, Roanoke, Virginia. Legume lovers can easily fill up on Dorothy Webbs substantial soup without expanding their waistlines. Lentils lend taste and texture to her stockpot in Estacada, Oregon. Chock full of veggies, this delicious lentil soup is really simple to fix. In St. Ignatius, Montana, Joy Maynard often doubles the recipe and freezes half for later. I serve this soup often to family and friends on cold nights, along with homemade rolls and a green salad. For variety, you can substitute jicama for the potatoes. Judy Metzentine, The Dalles, Oregon. I first tasted this wonderful soup at a friends house. Now its my favorite, especially on a cool, crisp autumn night here in Colorado.