Lentil and Sausage Soup
Beans, smoked sausage links, and vegetables combine to make this hearty soup recipe.
Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
2 14 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup brown lentils, rinsed and drained
1 cup sliced celery (2 stalks)
1 cup sliced carrot (2 medium)
1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium)
1 teaspoon snipped fresh thyme or 12 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 ounces cooked smoked sausage links, quartered lengthwise and sliced
In a large saucepan combine chicken broth, water, lentils, celery, carrot, onion, dried thyme (if using), cayenne pepper, and garlic. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until vegetables and lentils are tender. Stir in sausage and fresh thyme (if using). Heat through. Makes 5 servings (7 cups).
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 294, Fat, total (g) 11, chol. (mg) 23, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 28, Monosaturated fat (g) 5, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 13, sugar (g) 6, pro. (g) 21, vit. A (IU) 6025, vit. C (mg) 6, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 4, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 97, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 1, sodium (mg) 962, Potassium (mg) 531, calcium (mg) 50, iron (mg) 4, Vegetables () 1, Starch () 2, Medium-Fat Meat () 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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