Lentil and Sausage Soup

Lentil and Sausage Soup

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Lentil soup flavored with sausage. Serve with Romano cheese sprinkled on top of each serving bowl.

Servings per recipe: 10
Calories per serving: 353
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 3h 15m


  • 1/2 pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 (16 ounce) package dry lentils, rinsed
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 pound ditalini pasta (optional)


  • 1   Place sausage in a large pot. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Add onion, celery and chopped garlic, and saute until tender and translucent. Stir in lentils, carrot, water, chicken broth and tomatoes. Season with garlic powder, parsley, bay leaves, oregano, thyme, basil, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Cover, and simmer for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or until lentils are tender.
  • 2   Stir in pasta, and cook 15 to 20 minutes, or until pasta is tender.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 8g 12%
    Saturated Fat 3.0g  
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 1008mg 40%
Potassium 719mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 50.2g 16%
Dietary Fiber 16g 64%
Protein 18.9g 38%
Sugars 5g  
Vitamin A 3004IU  
Vitamin C 11mg  
Calcium 80mg  
Iron 6mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 7mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 76mg  
Folate 277mcg