Lentil and Italian sausage soup

Lentil and Italian sausage soup

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 2

    tablespoons olive oil

  • 1

    pound fully cooked hot Italian sausage, cut into ½-inch cubes

  • 1

    large onion, chopped (about 3 cups)

  • 2

    large carrots, peeled, chopped (about 1¾ cups)

  • 2

    large parsnips, peeled, chopped (about 1¾ cups)

  • 2

    large celery stalks, chopped (about 1 cup)

  • teaspoons dried Italian seasoning blend

  • 1

    pound brown lentils (about 2⅓ cups)

  • 3

    quarts (or more) low-salt chicken broth

  • 1

    5-ounce package baby spinach leaves

Directions

Heat oil in large pot over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook until browned, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer sausage to bowl. Add onion, carrots, parsnips, celery, and Italian seasoning blend to drippings in pot; cook until onion is translucent and vegetables begin to soften, stirring often, 7 to 8 minutes. Add lentils; stir to coat. Add 3 quarts broth. Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer until lentils are tender, stirring occasionally and adding more broth by 1/4 cupfuls if soup is too thick, 20 minutes. Add sausage to soup and simmer until vegetables are tender and flavors blend, 10 to 12 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in spinach. Cook until spinach is wilted, about 3 minutes.


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