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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.