Sunday, January 23, 2011

Italian Sausage Lentil Soup

Don't let the photo fool you (it's hard to make lentils attractive). This is a nice, hearty soup with a little kick from the Italian sausage. It's high in fiber and great on taste. Using turkey Italian sausage keeps the calories and fat under control for this delicious soup.


Ingredients:

20 oz. Honeysuckle White Turkey Italian Sausage (5 links), casings removed
1 medium onion, diced
1 cup lentils
6 cups Imagine Organic Low Sodium Chicken Broth
2 tsp ground fennel
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried sage

Directions:
Remove sausage from casings and brown in no-stick pan. Once it is cooked, add sausage to large stock pot.

In the same frying pan, brown onions until softened. Add to stock pot. Add chicken broth, lentils, and seasonings to stock pot. Simmer on low, about 45 minutes, until lentils are softened but still hold their shape. Cook for 45 minutes more until lentils start to break apart.

Makes 8 one cup servings


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