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5 from 2 votes

Spicy Lentil Soup with Smoked Chicken Sausage

This comforting soup is hearty and spicy. Perfect for a meal in itself.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Comfort Food
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 475kcal
Author: Lisa Grant

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

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