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Turkey Sausage and Lentil Soup


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Turkey Sausage and Lentil Soup

This hearty soup is a meal in itself and has tons of flavor from the turkey sausage and dried spices. Lentils add a lovely texture and depth to the soup while spinach pumps up the health factor.


  • Prep Time : 15 min
  • Cook Time : 45 min
  • Ready Time : 1 hour




  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound turkey Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup brown lentils
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup frozen spinach, defrosted and drained well


In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add sausage and cook for 10 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove and set aside.

Add garlic, celery, carrots and onions to saucepan and cook 5 to 7 minutes or until vegetables begin to get tender. Stir in cumin, thyme and lentils and cook 1 minute more.

Add stock and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 to 35 minutes or until lentils are tender but not mushy.

Stir in spinach and reserved sausage and cook 5 minutes to heat through.


About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




3 Responses to Turkey Sausage and Lentil Soup

  1. would spicy chorizo work here?

  2. for sure! if you like spicy – go for it!

  3. my husband can’t eat spinach or any green vegetable. casn i omit the spinach?

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