Rating: 4 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
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  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 1

Beans, smoked sausage links, and vegetables combine to make this hearty lentil soup recipe. Just how hearty is it? Well, with 13 grams of fiber and 21 grams of protein, you won't be needing a snack any time soon.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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20 mins
25 mins
45 mins
7 cups


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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).


Brown Lentil Substitutions for Lentil Soup

Brown lentils are usually easy to find, but if your pantry is already stocked with French green lentils, those will work great in this lentil soup. We don't recommend red lentils here because they cook much faster (just 5 to 10 minutes) and will break down too much.

Nutrition Facts

294 calories; fat 11g; cholesterol 23mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 28g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 13g; sugars 6g; protein 21g; vitamin a 6025.2IU; vitamin c 6.5mg; thiamin 0.4mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 3.9mg; vitamin b6 0.3mg; folate 96.8mcg; vitamin b12 0.5mcg; sodium 962mg; potassium 531mg; calcium 50.5mg; iron 3.6mg.