Italian Sausage and Lentil Soup
A hearty soup that can be made with several types of meat but is just as flavorful in a vegetarian version.
- 2 Tbsp oil
- 1 cup diced onion
- 1 cup chopped carrot
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 8 oz Italian sausage or other meat
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 1 and 1/2 cup dried lentils
- 4 bay leaves
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp parsley
- 9 oz baby spinach
Heat oil in a stock pot and add onion, carrots, and celery. Cook 5 minutes.
Add meat, cook until crumbled and brown.
Add broth, lentils, bay leaves, and seasonings. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and cover. Let simmer 20 minutes or until lentils are tender.
Add spinach. Stir to wilt.
Remove bay leaves and serve.