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Tuscan Lentil Soup Recipe

This hearty Tuscan Lentil Soup is packed full of veggies and protein. It's a breeze to make and can easily feed a crowd!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soups
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 387kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground Italian sausage spicy, mild, OR sweet
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 3/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp kosher sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 small russet potatoes cubed
  • 1 cup dry green lentils
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 1 zucchini thinly sliced
  • 3 cup fresh spinach

Instructions

  • In a large stock pot or Dutch-oven set over medium heat, add the oil. When the oil is hot, the add the sausage and cook until browned, about 5 minutes; drain any excess fat.
  • Stir in the garlic and onion, cook until fragrant. Sprinkle in the oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, paprika, salt and black pepper. Add the bay leaf and then pour in the chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then add the potatoes and lentils and cook for 10 minutes.
  • After the 10 minutes, add in the tomatoes and zucchini, continue simmering for 15 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Stir in the spinach and wilt, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately, top with parmesan shavings if desired.

Notes

-I used a combo of sweet and hot Italian sausage so that our toddler would be able to eat it. Feel free to use whatever combo you'd like :)

Nutrition

Serving: 8g | Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 576mg | Potassium: 946mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1258IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 4mg