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Lentil Spinach Soup Recipe

Lentil Spinach Soup Recipe

"Lentils are packed with protein and are an easy change of pace from beans in soup," relates Margaret Wilson of Hemet, California.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:5 servings


  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian turkey sausage
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup dried lentils, rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook sausage and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the water, lentils, bouillon and red pepper flakes. bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until lentils are tender. Stir in spinach, cook 3-5 minutes longer or until spinach is tender. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 171 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 823 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch.

Reviews for Lentil Spinach Soup

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015

"Great and easy recipe. Love how simple and fresh it tastes."

Reviewed Feb. 8, 2014

"I used a powdered chicken base rather than chicken bouillon granules in order to cut down on the sodium and ended up adding salt to taste. It was a good, filling soup and very healthy but, of the eight or nine Taste of Home soup recipes I've made in the last six weeks, this would rank toward the bottom of that list. I will probably make it again because it is so healthy but it isn't my fav."

Reviewed Mar. 12, 2013

"I make this this soup and it was great, but I did add a few extra things. I was feeling more creative that day so I used 2 hot turkey italian sausage and added some chopped carrots, red, yellow and red peppers, red lentils, 4 cups of vegetable broth, and fresh spinach."

Reviewed Oct. 15, 2010

"Great soup! I double the recipe but left the spinich at the one bag. Everyone eat seconds. It was even better warmed up the next day for lunch. Will make this again soon."

Reviewed May. 16, 2010

"I absolutely love this soup!The ingredients are so simple,but,it has great flavor and it is healthy!"

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