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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 311.6
  • Total Fat: 5.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 21.7 mg
  • Sodium: 394.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 47.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 16.2 g
  • Protein: 16.9 g

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Turkey Sausage and Lentil Soup (1 cup serving)

Submitted by: FOODIEWIFE

Introduction

I want to have more fiber in my diet, and less red meat. This soup is easy to make, heart and delicious! This recipe makes a LOT and freezes very well. I want to have more fiber in my diet, and less red meat. This soup is easy to make, heart and delicious! This recipe makes a LOT and freezes very well.
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    4 turkey sausage links, casings removed
    1 onion, diced
    2 cups (about 4 carros) diced
    2 cups chopped celery (about 3-4 stalks)
    1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
    1 can diced tomatoes, reduced-salt
    4 small potatoes, unpeeled and diced (I use red potatoes)
    1/2 can tomato paste (you can freeze the rest for later use)
    6 cups organic reduced-sodium chicken broth (or vegetable)
    2 Bay leaves
    2 tsp thyme
    1 tsp basil
    pinch coarse salt & ground black pepper
    1 pound bag of lentils (I use green but red are fine, too), rinsed and drained and picked through
    2 tsp olive oil

Directions

Remove the sausage from it's casing and cook, in a skillet, until it is no longer pink. Set aside.
NOTE: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes if you like it, and you are not using HOT Italian style sausage.
In a Dutch Oven, add the olive oil and cook the onion for 1-2 minutes, or until tender. Add celery and carrots and cook a few minutes more.
Add the thyme & basil, a pinch of coarse salt (I never use table salt) and fresh cracked pepper.
Add the tomato paste and stir to break it down.
Add the cooked sausage, diced potatoes, diced tomatoes lentils and broth.
Cover the pot and bring to a simmer.
Cook for about 45 minutes on medium low.
NOTE: Sometimes, I add more broth if the lentils expand too much.
OPTIONAL: Add some fresh chopped kale for the last few minutes of cooking for extra vitamins and color.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FOODIEWIFE.






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