Grandma's Italian Sausage and Lentil Soup

“This easy-to-make lentil soup makes a great main course. It will nourish the tummies and souls of young and old alike. Add a tossed green salad and toasted garlic bread, and dinner is ready! Tip: For a real treat serve with Kalamata Olive Feta Bread or Focaccia.”
READY IN:
1hr 24mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Remove casings from the sausage and crumble into a large stock pot. Cook over medium heat until cooked through (about 10 minutes).
  2. Add garlic, celery, carrots, and onion to pot. Turn up flame to medium-high; cook for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  3. Add the broth, lentils, tomatoes, bay leaf, basil, oregano and wine to the pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered for 1 hour. Stir occasionally.
  4. Season to taste with seasoning salt and black pepper. Remove bay leaf.
  5. Give soup a big stir, serve in warmed bowls and garnish with shredded Parmesan cheese.
  6. Chef's Tip: Add extra broth when reheating this soup, since it will thicken as it stands.

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