Lentil Spinach Soup

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.


5 servings

Updated: Feb. 17, 2023
Lentils are packed with protein and are an easy change of pace from beans in soup. —Margaret Wilson of Hemet, California.
Lentil Spinach Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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, breaking meat into crumbles; 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 136 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 632mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat.

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