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Lentil Soup With Spinach and Smoked Sausage

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Lentil Soup With Spinach and Smoked Sausage

Lentil Soup With Spinach and Smoked Sausage

Image © Diana Rattray
Tasty lentil soup makes a perfect everyday meal with cornbread and a tossed salad or slaw.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 rib celery, diced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 8 to 12 ounces spicy andouille sausage, chicken apple sausage, or other smoked sausage, thinly sliced
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup lentils, rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun or Creole seasoning blend
  • dash cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • salt, to taste
  • 6 to 8 ounces chopped fresh spinach

Preparation:

In a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat, saute the onions, celery, and carrots in the olive oil until onion is tender. Add the sausage slices and cook to lightly brown. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute longer. Add the lentils, seasoning blend, cayenne, thyme, pepper, chicken broth, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and continue cooking for 1 hour, or until lentils are tender. Add salt, to taste, and spinach. Cover and continue cooking for 10 to 15 minutes longer.

Serves 4.

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