Lentil and Sausage Soup

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

Lentil and Sausage Soup
SERVINGS
5
YIELD
7 cups
PREP TIME
20 mins
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
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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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