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Sausage + Lentil Soup

Protein packed, fiber rich, and ready in minutes. What else should a recipe do for you?


  1. 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  2. 2 cups chopped onion
  3. 1 cup chopped celery
  4. 4 ounces turkey sausage,
  5. chopped (about ¾ cup)
  6. 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  7. 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
  8. 1 teaspoon paprika
  9. ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  10. 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  11. 1 can (14 ½ ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, drained
  12. 1 cup lentils
  13. 5 ounces fresh baby spinach


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium. Add onions and celery, stirring about 3 minutes or until softened. Add sausage and cook, while stirring, until brown. Add the spices and herbs, stirring for another 2 minutes. Stir in broth, tomatoes and lentils, and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes or until lentils are tender. Add fresh spinach, stir and simmer until wilted. Serve hot.
By Jessica Corwin, MPH, RDN

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