Hearty Lentil and Sausage Soup

Hearty Lentil and Sausage Soup
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Hearty Lentil and Sausage Soup

Whole Foods Market

This robust one-pot dinner packs in lentils, sausage and plenty of vegetables, including mushrooms, spinach, onions and garlic. A loaf of crusty bread is the only accompaniment you need for a complete meal.

6
Servings
419
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 Cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 Cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 Pound sweet or hot Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1/2 Pound mushrooms
  • 1 Cup dried French or brown lentils, picked through and rinsed
  • 2 1/2 Cups beef broth
  • 2 1/2 mushroom or low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 Cup chopped tomatoes, with their juice
  • 1 Cup dry red wine
  • 1 Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 Pound baby spinach, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped thyme
  • 6 Teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish

Directions

Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent. Add sausage and cook, breaking into small chunks, until it begins to brown. Add mushrooms and continue to cook until mushrooms have released most of their liquid. Add lentils, beef broth, mushroom or chicken broth, tomatoes and their juice, wine and pepper flakes; cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until lentils are tender, about 30 minutes.

Add spinach and salt and pepper, stir well and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes more; stir in thyme. Ladle soup into bowls and top with Parmesan.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
19g
27%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
10g
42%
Cholesterol
78mg
26%
Carbohydrate, by difference
23g
18%
Protein
29g
63%
Vitamin A, RAE
16µg
2%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
14µg
16%
Calcium, Ca
100mg
10%
Choline, total
34mg
8%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
8µg
0%
Folate, total
44µg
11%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
48mg
15%
Niacin
9mg
64%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
348mg
50%
Selenium, Se
26µg
47%
Sodium, Na
1686mg
100%
Water
262g
10%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Lentil Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Lentil Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.