Lentil-Sausage-Vegetable Soup

Lentil-Sausage-Vegetable Soup

Surprisingly hearty for such a tiny legume, lentils are the perfect match for smoky sausage and winter vegetables in this thick soup.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Makes

5

(1

1
tablespoon oil
2
medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
2
medium stalks celery, sliced (1 cup)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
garlic clove, minced
1
cup dried lentils, sorted, rinsed
1/2
lb. cooked smoked sausage, quartered lengthwise, sliced
1
(4.5-oz.) jar Green Giant® Sliced Mushrooms, drained
1/4
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
cup water
2
(14-oz.) cans chicken broth
  1. Heat oil in large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat until hot. Add carrots, celery, onion and garlic; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring frequently.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 30 to 40 minutes or until lentils and vegetables are tender.
Makes 5 (1 1/3-cup) servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
The most common lentils are brown, but they may also be green, red and yellow. Lentils are not sold fresh; they are dried immediately after harvest. Store lentils tightly covered at room temperature and they will keep for up to a year.
Use any variety of fully cooked smoked sausage or kielbasa for this recipe.
To make All-Veggie Lentil Soup, omit the sausage and use vegetable broth.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 1/3 Cups)
  • Calories 305
    • (Calories from Fat 155),
  • Total Fat 17g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 1310mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 29g
    • (Dietary Fiber 10g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 19g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 2 High-Fat Meat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 ;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.