Sometimes all you crave is a hearty stew on a cold winter night, and this lucky lentil soup recipe with pancetta is as hearty and robust as a stew. The earthy lentils with a touch of rich pancetta will always hit the mark. If it is soup you crave, just add more Massel broth to make it the consistency that you desire. Great used as a side dish with grilled fish or chicken. Why is it called lucky lentil soup? Because lentils are eaten for good fortune throughout Italy on New Year’s Day, and because we fully support any New Year’s food tradition that tastes as good as this gluten-free lentil soup with pancetta recipe does.