Lentil Soup with Sausage and Greens

Lentil Soup with Sausage and Greens

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38 review(s) averaging 4.6. 95% would make again

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A hardy and filling soup thats high in flavor and diabetic friendly

"This soup turned out so good! Savory, filling, and delicious - it was just what I was craving. I ended up using regular canned diced tomatoes instead of stewed. . I didn't want them pre-flavored, which is how stewed tomatoes are prepared. I also had to add another cup to 2 cups of water as the soup gets very thick. Some people like that - I happen to like a good balance of broth, veg, and meat. Sprinkled some pecorino on today's lunch portion. Out of this world yummy!"

- dinerb


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1 pound Italian-style sausage; - I used turkey sausage
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium Onion; - chopped
1 clove Garlic; - minced
1 large Carrot; - finely chopped
1 cup Lentils; - Brown lentils
15 ounces chicken broth; - one can
4 cups Water
15 ounces stewed tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon Thyme; - crushed, dried
2 teaspoons Rosemary; - finely minced fresh
2 cups Red potato; - one large, 1/2 inch cubes
4 cups Kale or collards; - rough chopped
1 pinch kosher salt; - to taste
1 pinch Red pepper; - to taste

Original recipe makes 10



1. Put the sausages in a soup pan with the olive oil; brown on all sides over medium heat. Cover the pan and cook, turning occasionally, about 10 minutes, or until cooked through. Pierce the sausages and let them drain a bit in the pan, then remove and set aside. When cool enough to handle, cut into thin slices.

2. Put the onion, garlic and carrot into the pan and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook 10 minutes, stirring often. Add the lentils, broth, water, tomatoes, thyme and rosemary. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer 10 minutes.

3. Add the potatoes and continue cooking the soup, covered, at least 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.

4. Stir in the sausage. Cook, uncovered, 10 minutes. Add 3 cups of greens and cook and additional 5 minutes.

5. Adjust seasoning with salt and red pepper flakes to taste.

Serve garnished with a garnish of greens on top.

I made sourdough garlic bread with this and it was delicious.

Adapted from recipe by CeCe Sullivan of The Seattle Times.

Each (1 1/2 cup) serving contains an estimated:

Cals: 213, FatCals: 54, TotFat: 5g

SatFat: 2g, PolyFat: 1g, MonoFat: 2g

Chol: 24mg, Na: 627mg, K: 690mg

TotCarbs: 26g, Fiber: 9g, Sugars: 4g

NetCarbs: 17g, Protein: 15g

Analysis does not include the garlic bread


This was particularly good with garlic bread.

Verified by stevemur


Didn't find canned lentils, so I used another kind but it was still sooo.. good.


It is SO delish! I used spicy italian turkey sausage to give it more of a kick and put all 4 cups of kale in. Will definitely make again!

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Very tasty and easy to make!
Valerie411 12 months ago

Love it. I use really healthy chicken Italian sausage
Gail57 1 year ago

One of my favorites. I use Andouille sausage - less than the recipe calls for - and add a dash of red wine vinegar.
jenbacon 1 year ago

I love this recipe, and have made it several times with variations. I used smoked chicken sausage and some boneless breast of chicken, and used a tsp each of fresh oregano, rosemary, and thyme. I cut the cayenne to 1/8 tsp since my hubby is sensitive to hot foods.
KathyU_01096 1 year ago

very good! definitely better the next day once the flavours have had more time to blend
maevankayt 1 year ago

For some reason, we just did not love this soup. It has wonderful ingredients in it. It just did not have a flavor that we preferred.
mtlindquist73 1 year ago

Love this- filling and healthy. For convenience, I use Italian seasoning (dried) and a bay leaf instead of the suggested herbs. I used turkey sausage the last time I made this and it still tasted great!
Kirthana 1 year ago

This is one of my new go to dishes. Excellent!
cassysim 1 year ago

OMG. . . . Made this soup today and it is good. I omitted the potatoes but they are definitely not missed. I will be making this again !!
LoveDEEP 1 year ago

This was delicious! The whole house smelled incredible while it was cooking and it tasted every bit as good as it smelled. There was a good balance of textures and of flavors. We used a chicken italian sausage. Can't wait to have it again for lunch tomorrow.
cameo530 1 year ago

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