Spicy Lentil Soup with Smoked Chicken Sausage
This comforting soup is hearty and spicy. Perfect for a meal in itself.
Servings: 6 servings
- 1 TBS canola oil
- 1 cup chopped onions
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 12 ounces chicken Andouille sausage or another spicy sausage, cut into small bite size pieces
- 8 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 16 ounces dried lentils rinsed and sorted through
- 2 cups water or more if necessary
- salt and pepper to taste
In a large stock pot, heat oil on medium heat and saute onions, celery, carrots and garlic for 10 minutes or until soft.
Add sausage and cook for another few minutes until starting to brown.
Add broth. Cover and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add lentils and 2 cups water. Bring to a simmer, cover with lid and cook on low for about 40 more minutes or until lentils are tender.
Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add more water if soup is too thick.
Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 713mg | Potassium: 1144mg | Fiber: 24g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3869IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 7mg