Lentil and Sausage Soup

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
One of the best lentil soups you’ll ever taste! Prepare in a crockpot or simmer over the stove. Can be made without the sausage for a vegetarian version.


  • 1 cup lentils, uncooked
  • 1/2 lb turkey kielbasa sausage, cut into 1-inch (2.5cm) pieces
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup potato, diced
  • 2 Tbs parsley
  • 6 cups beef broth, (canned or made with bouillion) (1.5L)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg


  • Wash and drain lentils. Spray a large pot with vegetable oil spray and brown sausage.
  • Add onion and cook until translucent.
  • Add remaining ingredients and simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.

Note: If using a crockpot, place all raw ingredients in the pot and simmer all day, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 178
  Calories from Fat 18 (10%)
(3%)Total Fat 2g
(3%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(9%)Cholesterol 28mg
(27%)Sodium 637mg
(23%)Potassium 817mg
Total Carbohydrate 25g
(35%)Dietary Fiber 9g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(32%)Protein 16g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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