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Indiana Harvest Sausage Lentil Soup

Italian seasonings of oregano and basil combine with red and green lentils to give this hearty soup its great flavor and high fiber content. Add Italian sausage and red wine for a full-bodied meal.

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Sausage Lentil Soup Mix Ingredients:

Green and Red Lentils, Rice, Onion, Carrot, Celery, Leek, Paprika and Spices. No added salt, preservatives or MSG.

Allergen Information: Certified Gluten-Free

What you need: 

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Pound Mild Italian Sausage
  • 12 Cups Beef Broth
  • 1 29-Ounce Can Petite Diced Tomato
  • 3 Medium Zucchini, Diced, (4 Cups)
  • 1 Cup Red Wine

Here's what you do: 

  1. Rinse, drain and pick over lentils.
  2. Heat olive oil in a 6 or 8-quart pot. 
  3. Crumble and brown sausage in oil, breaking up clumps with flat end of metal spatula. 
  4. Stir in contents of Indiana Harvest Sausage and Lentil Soup Mix seasoning packet. 
  5. Add lentils and broth. Bring pot to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 30 minutes.
  6. Add tomatoes, zuchhini, and wine. Bring back to a simmer, cover and cook 30 minutes. 

Inventive Recipe Variations:

For a twist, a box of frozen, chopped spinach may be substituted for the zucchini! This is a beautiful country supper!

New Nutrition Tips:

  • To boost vegetables, add 2 cups chopped kale, spinach, or mushrooms in final 30 minutes of cooking time. 
  • To boost fruit, add 3/4 cup raisins or 1 diced apple with tomatoes. 
  • To cut saturated fat and sodium, halve the amount of sausage and prepare with low-fat, lower sodium chicken sausage as substitute for Italian pork sausage, or substitute 1 pound extra lean ground turkey or beef plus ½ teaspoon each salt-free garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper, or go Vegetarian. 
  • To cut sodium, prepare with no salt added canned diced tomatoes and low sodium broth. To cut sodium further, substitute water for half of the broth.

Vegetarian Recipe Variation:

You will use red and green bell pepper, onion, eggplant, and vegetable broth for a delicious soup with a ratatouille twist. 

What you need:

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, Chopped into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, Chopped into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 Medium Eggplant, Chopped into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 Large Onion, Chopped into 1-inch chunks
  • 12 Cups Vegetable Broth
  • 1 29-Ounce Can Chopped Tomatoes
  • 3 Medium Zucchini, Diced
  • 1 Cup Red Wine
  • Optional: Add more veggies to taste! Feel free to experiment with your favorites. 

Here's what you do: 

  1. Sauté vegetables on medium heat in 6 or 8-quart pot. 
  2. Rinse, drain and pick over lentils. 
  3. Add lentils, vegetable packet, and broth to pot. 
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  5. Add tomatoes and simmer 10 minutes
  6. Serve with grated parmesan cheese. 

Inventive Recipe Variations:

For a twist, a box of frozen, chopped spinach may be substituted for the zucchini! This is a beautiful country supper!

Slow Cooker Recipe Directions:

  1. In large skillet crumble and brown sausage in oil, stir in contents of seasoning packet.
  2. Transfer to bowl of slow cooker and add broth. (May start soup night before and cover and refrigerate overnight.)
  3. Rinse, drain and pick over lentils, place into slow cooker and stir well.
  4. Cover and cook on High 4-5 hours.
  5. Add tomatoes, zucchini and wine and continue on HI 1 hour.

*This soup takes less than 2 hours to make on the stove, so the slow cooker may not offer much convenience.

Indiana Harvest Sausage Lentil Soup

Price:
$7.50
SKU:
IN
Quantity:
Serves:
10
Preparation Time:
15 minutes
Cooking Time:
1.25 hours

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: About 2 Tbsp (24g) Dry Mix
Prepared Serving Size: About 1 Cup
Serving Per Container: About 19

Amount per Serving Mix Prepared
Calories 60 130
   Calories from Fat 0 30

% Daily Value**
Total Fat 0g* 0% 5%
   Saturated Fat 0g 0% 5%
   Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 2%
Sodium 5mg 0% 29%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5% 6%
   Dietary Fiber 6g 24% 24%
   Sugars 0g
Protein 6g

Vitamin A 15% 25%
Vitamin C 3% 20%
Calcium 0% 4%
Iron 10% 15%
*Amount in As packaged. About 1 cup prepared contributes an additional 100 Calories (45 Calories from Fat), 5 g Total Fat (1.5 g Saturated Fat), 25 mg Cholesterol, 790 mg Sodium, 7 g Total Carbohydrate (1 g Dietary Fiber, 2 g Sugars), 7 g Protein.
**Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  Calories: 2,000 2,500

Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
 Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate   300g 375g
 Dietary Fiber   25g 30g

Calories per gram: Fat 9 Carbohydrate 4 Protein 4