Lentil and Sausage Soup

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

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  • Makes: 5 servings
  • Yields: 7 cups
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
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Lentil and Sausage Soup
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 Facts (Lentil and Sausage Soup)
    Per serving:
  • 294 kcal cal.,
  • 11 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 5 g monounsatured fat),
  • 23 mg chol.,
  • 962 mg sodium,
  • 28 g carb.,
  • 13 g fiber,
  • 6 g sugar,
  • 21 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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