Friday, January 28, 2011

Spicy Lentil & Sausage Soup

Ode to a Lentil

Lentil, your wholesome.
Lentil, you're tasty.
Lentil, you make my
Dinnertime hasty.

Okay, so I'm no Robert Frost. But I do love me some lentils! And what's not to love? They're nutritional powerhouses. They're just about as cheap as food comes these days. They're versatile. They're quick. And they're delicious. This soup has just three main ingredients, yet the flavors that come out of it suggest a much more complex recipe. Warm your belly and your taste buds this winter. Belly up to a bowl of lentil soup. Here's a great way to make it.

Spicy Lentil & Sausage Soup
Serves 4 or 6 (8 Points Plus value at 4 servings; 5 Points Plus Value at 6 servings)

What You Need:
  • 1 lb turkey sausage (hot is what I used)
  • 1 cup dry lentils
  • 6 cups chicken stock (homemade is best by far)
  • salt & pepper to taste
How it's Done:
  1. Brown the turkey sausage, but do not drain when you're done.
  2. Add the chicken stock.
  3. Add the lentils.
  4. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes, or until lentils are tender but not mushy.
  5. If the soup is too thick, add more stock. I like mine thick. Salt and pepper to taste before serving.

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Jenn said...

I love a good lentil soup...throw some sausage in there.. SOLD!

Hillbilly Betty said...

Your post could not have come at a better time! I have a bag on lentils in my pantry that needs to be used up and I still have several pounds of pork sausage in the freezer from the hog we had processed last fall. I know this will be on my menu next week!

sam said...

that sounds yummy and so simple I will be putting lentils on my list for next week Thanks!

SharleneT said...

Done. Delicious. Nothing more to say! What's for dinner, tomorrow?

Anonymous said...

Nothing better than lentil soup. Add some sausage and you have BLISSfullness in a bowl.

Haniela said...

This soup looks so delicious. Wow, I think I can almost smell it.

I love lentils, and you actually just inspired me to make my favorite lentil soup.

Yenta Mary said...

I love lentil soup! We're expecting a blizzard tonight ... this would be a perfect meal for a cold, snowy evening!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Oh I soooo need some weight watchers recipes. And this looks super satisfying! Thank you.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

Michele Chastain said...

Looks absolutely DELICIOUS!!

Ellie said...

I love lentil soup, I have made something similar except I add spinach to mine. With the temperture at 13° you can't go wrong with soup. Thanks :)

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