Lentil and Sausage Soup

Beans, smoked sausage links, and vegetables combine to make this hearty soup recipe.


Lentil and Sausage Soup

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Servings: 5
Yield: 7 cups
Prep Time: 20 mins
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Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
1.
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).
Nutrition information
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 (g) 97, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 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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