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Italian Sausage and Lentil Soup

Heidi Davison
A hearty soup that can be made with several types of meat but is just as flavorful in a vegetarian version.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 -8

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.