Hearty Lentil Soup with Smoked Sausage Recipe

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Submitted by chaotickitty

Makes 4 servings



Makes about 8 cups ? Recipe may be doubled

Recipe Ingredients for Hearty Lentil Soup With Smoked Sausage

1 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 lb. (8 ounces) kielbasa or other sausage, sliced into 1/2-inch thick rounds
1 large onion (about 12 ounces), chopped
3 medium carrots (about 12 ounces), chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
4 cups water
1 cup lentils, rinsed
28 ounce tomatoes with juice (about 3 cups)
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley, plus additional for garnish
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

Recipe Directions for Hearty Lentil Soup With Smoked Sausage

  1. Heat 1 Tablespoon of the olive oil in a medium pot. Add the kielbasa and cook over medium heat until nicely browned, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from pot and set aside. When cool, slice rounds in half and set aside.

  2. Add the onion and carrots to the pot, adding up to 1 Tablespoon of olive oil if necessary to prevent sticking. Cook 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring so that the vegetables are coated with the caramelized bits left in the pot from cooking the sausage. Add the garlic and cook 1 to 2 more minutes.

  3. Add the water, lentils, and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, with the lid cracked, 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Stir in the parsley, cumin, paprika, salt, and red pepper flakes if desired. Simmer, with the lid cracked, an additional 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  5. Carefully puree about half of the soup in a blender on low speed until still slightly chunky, then return to the pot. Or use an immersion hand blender (I love my KitchenAid Hand Blender) to purée the soup to desired consistency. Stir in sausage. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes. Serve hot, garnished with chopped fresh parsley if desired.

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Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 642.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
414
Calories from Fat
135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
15.0g
23%
Saturated Fat
4.3g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
1322mg
55%
Potassium
1254mg
36%
Total Carbohydrates
49.8g
17%
Dietary Fiber
20.1g
80%
Sugars
10.3g
Protein
23.3g
Vitamin A 221% Vitamin C 90%
Calcium 11% Iron 38%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in dietary fiber
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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