How to make it

  • In a large saucepan, heat one tablespoon of oil. Add one carrot - diced, two stalks of celery- diced, one large onion- chopped and two cloves of crushed garlic. Saute until tender.
  • Remove vegetables from the pan and and add one pound of hot Italian sausage, removed from the casing, to the pan. Brown the drain off fat.
  • In a large stockpot, place eight cups of chicken broth, the sauteed vegetables and the sausage meat. Open two cans of whole tomatoes, break them up by squeezing them with your hands and add to the soup along with the juice. Add two cups of dried lentils which have been washed according to package directions.
  • Season with one teaspoon of salt, 3/4 teaspoon of black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, 1/2 teaspoon of fennel seeds and one bay leaf.
  • Simmer until the lentils are tender, 45-60 minutes. Remove 1/3 of the soup and puree it using an hand-held blender, then return it to the pot.
  • Correct seasonings and remove bay leaf.

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    " It was excellent "
    Cosmicmother ate it and said...
    Delicious!! So flavorful, hearty and filling, love it!!
    I used hot Italian sausages, and boy was it spicy but it didn't stop my kids from eating it and loving it too! I used 2 19oz tins of stewed tomatoes with Italian seasoning in it, to make up for the extra 9oz's of tomatoes I used 7 cups of broth. I did use chicken broth as that's what I had on hand.
    I love it so much, and lentils are so good for you, I'm going to put this soup into my usual dinner rotation! :)
    More info in IMI: Sausage And Lentil Soup
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  • Good4U 4 years ago
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    Soup Again
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  • daves1grl 8 years ago
    Very yummy on a cold day
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Sounds delicious! Love the Italian sausage and fennel seeds here!
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    " It was good "
    pointsevenout ate it and said...
    Nice peppy flavor. Used mild sausage and half the amount of red pepper flakes. It was plenty hot for me. It would be a non-starter if it was any spicier. But that's just me.
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    that;s Italian

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  • gnoeou 11 years ago
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