Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sausage-Lentil Soup

The kids really ate this up last week. Missy even took it to school for lunch!

If I don't have fresh bell peppers, I just use chopped peppers from the freezer. And I usually use turkey smoked sausage.

Sausage-Lentil Soup
My stand-by for soups.

1 cup lentils, rinsed & drained
1 cup chopped green pepper
1 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup diced onion
5 cups water
2 tsp. chicken bouillon or soup base
1/2 tsp. dried sage
2-4 dashes red cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
6-8 oz. smoked sausage, quartered lengthwise & sliced 

Toss everything in a stockpot and bring to boiling. Simmer 30 minutes or till lentils are tender. Serve with biscuits or corn muffins.

Note: If you make this soup in the crockpot, add the sausage at the end of the cooking time.

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