Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sausage and Lentil Soup

This is a recipe that I learned in an Italian cooking class. Annette and I really like this and make it frequently. It is very hearty and will warm you up on a cold day. Sausage and lentils are a traditional New Years food in Italy. If you can't find escarole leave it out, you will still have a good soup.

Sausage and Lentil Soup

2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 lb. Cotechino Sausage, sliced longwise & then horizontally
1 medium carrots, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 large clove garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 pt cherry tomatoes, halved
2 14.5 oz cans Lentils or 1 pound dried
1 head escarole, chopped
3 cups water
salt, to taste
chili pepper, to taste

In a dutch oven over medium heat add the olive oil. When Olive Oil is hot add the sausage and cook for 3 minutes. Add the carrot, celery, escarole and tomatoes. Cook for 15 minutes until vegetables are soft. Add the lentils and water, bring soup to simmer, cook for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Season with salt and chili pepper. Serve Immediately.


  1. this really looks good - bet the sausage adds so much flavor

  2. I have yet to try lentil in soup! Sounds so delicious!

  3. Looks delicious. Lentil soup is on the list for this week. I'll be thinking about this recipe.

  4. I'd love to make a big batch of this to have leftovers to freeze. This would be so good on a crazy weeknight with a salad and some good bread!

  5. yum! that looks tasty, i love lentil soup when its warm and daniel loves just about anything with sausage. we'll have to give this one a try!

  6. What a healthy dish! This has to be delicious!

  7. Oh my goodness this looks fabulous! I love everything that's in it! Great soup!