Sausage & Lentil Soup

Recipe by Debber
READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
SERVES: 10-12
YIELD: 2 cups




  • Saute meats, rinse & drain for "lowfat" serving.
  • Add veggies & cook until onion is transparent. Add 8 cups water *or use equivalent amount of chix broth* and everything else EXCEPT lentils, butter and cheese.
  • Continue cooking covered, simmer for at least one hour on stove-top OR transfer to crockpot on LOW for several hours. Stir occasionally.
  • Lentils go in 45 minutes to 1 hour before serving time. Add a bit of water if the soup becomes too thick.
  • Add the butter if you're not doing the "lowfat" version and you like the richness of those yellow bubbles!
  • Serve with grated sharp Cheddar cheese sprinkled over the top.
  • NOTE: Leftovers are SUPERIOR to the first-run version.
  • SUBSTITUTE: Try orzo pasta instead of the lentils.
  • ***Chicken broth may be substituted here.