Lentil and Sausage Soup

It was a cold and rainy day outside which made me in the mood for a hearty and comforting bowl of soup. I found some pre-cooked lentils at Trader Joe’s as well as some chicken and herb sausages and decided they would make a great pot of soup. My house smelled wonderful while the soup was simmering on the stove. I served this lentil and sausage soup with crusty fresh baked bread for a tasty and healthy dinner that we all enjoyed.

Lentil and Sausage Soup:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
 
  • 1-2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 15 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 4 chicken and herb sausages, quartered and diced
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 cups of chicken broth
  • 3 cups of prepared lentils
  • Fresh parsley, chopped

Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion and saut√© for 2-3 minutes. Add the carrots, celery, sausage, garlic, tomatoes, sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, basil, oregano, and crushed red pepper; stir and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the chicken broth, lentils and bay leaf, stir then cover and simmer for 1-2 hours. Remove the bay leaf then blend the soup for 30 seconds with an immersion blender, to make the soup a bit thicker; make sure you don’t blend too long. Add the fresh chopped parsley to the soup and serve. Enjoy.


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One Response to “Lentil and Sausage Soup”

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    Eleanor — February 20, 2013 @ 4:36 pm

    A very delicious and easy soup to make. Please note that 3 cups of these lentils is exactly one (17.6-ounce) package. Next time I will add more lentils but otherwise a keeper. Another great recipe from this site.

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