Hearty Lentil Soup Dinner

Make weeknight dinner fast and easy. Here's a main course recipe and three suggestions for rounding it out into a complete meal. Find out how to effortlessly dress up starters, sides, and desserts to fit the meal's main course.

The Menu

Lentil and Sausage Soup

Lentil and Sausage Soup is another quick soup that packs a lot of flavor into a small bowl -- it's the sausage that makes it so good. Served with Rye, Tomato, and Swiss Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Green Salad with Crunchy Toppings, and Lemon Pound Cake, it's a hearty meal. A can of fried onions is a great item to keep in the pantry: You never know when you need some crunch on a soup or salad.

Lentil and Sausage Soup


Rye, Tomato, and Swiss Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Make grilled cheese sandwiches with rye bread, sliced Swiss, and tomatoes.

Green Salad with Crunchy Toppings

Toss greens with your favorite dressing and then add a crunchy topping: Try salted soy nuts or canned fried onions. To make fried onions even crispier, place them on a plate and microwave for 40 seconds before topping salad.

Lemon Pound Cake

Slice and toast pound cake. Drizzle with warm lemon curd.