Italian Sausage and Lentil Soup
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Italian Sausage and Lentil Soup
Italian Sausage and Lentil Soup
Ingredients
1 (19.5- oz.) package Italian turkey sausage
3 cloves garlic minced
2 stalks celery sliced
2 carrots peeled and sliced
1 large onion peeled and chopped
7 cups vegetable broth or Kitchen Basics Chicken stock
1 (16- oz.) package dry lentils
1 (14.5- oz.) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano
3/4 cup Cabernet Sauvignon (optional)
2-1/2 tsp. McCormick Italian Seasoning
Salt
Directions
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Remove casings from sausage and crumble into a large pot. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until cooked through. Add garlic, celery, carrots and onion to pot; cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients except salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 1 hour. Season to taste with salt. Sprinkle with Stella Shredded Parmesan Cheese, if desired.

Makes 8 servings.

Serve with Old World Style Kalamata Olive Feta Bread or Focaccia.

Tip! Add extra broth when reheating this soup, as it will thicken as it stands.
Nutritional Information:
410 calories, 34 g protein, 12 g total fat (4 g sat.), 43 g carbohydrate, 14 g fiber, 9 g sugar, 55 mg cholesterol, 1290 mg sodium, 8 points