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Italian Lentil Soup with Sausage

This hearty one-pot spicy sausage and lentil soup is packed full of veggies, protein and a ton of flavor. Easy and made in one pot. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 701kcal
AUTHOR Neli Howard | Delicious Meets Healthy

INGREDIENTS

  • 16 oz of Italian sausage, or Cajun, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 8 cups chicken/vegetable broth
  • 1 cup of water
  • 16 oz of lentils
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut in 1" cubes
  • 1 tomato, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 - 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • fresh parsley, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Brown sausage over medium heat in a Dutch oven or a large pot until cooked through. Using a slotted spoon, remove sausage from pot and set aside.
  • Heat extra virgin olive oil over medium high heat in the pot. Add onions, carrots, and celery to pot and saute until onions become translucent (about 4 - 5 minutes).
  • Add chicken broth, water, lentils, and potatoes to the pot, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook for about 20 minutes. Add peeled and diced tomato, minced garlic and dried oregano. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook for another 10 minutes, or until the lentils are done.
  • Just before serving, sprinkle some freshly chopped parsley.

NUTRITION

Nutrition Facts
Italian Lentil Soup with Sausage
Amount Per Serving (635 g)
Calories 701 Calories from Fat 281
% Daily Value*
Fat 31.2g48%
Saturated Fat 8.6g43%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 22.6g
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 1993mg83%
Carbohydrates 61.8g21%
Fiber 25.8g103%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 42.4g85%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword Comfort Food, Gluten Free, Healthy, wholesome
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