There are a lot of different types of lentil soups out there. Most are pretty run of mill. They taste good but they have no pizazz you know what I mean. They taste a little too healthy, almost like all that extra fiber is just yelling out to let you know it’s there. But this lentil soup it’s different. It starts with spicy sausage, gets kicked up with sweet potato, spinach, and even a jalapeno, and will make your mouth sing. At least mine did. Served with a little dollop of sour cream, or perhaps a poached egg delicious.
Sunday Slow Cooker: Sausage, Sweet Potato, and Lentil Stew
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- 1/2 lb lean turkey sausage (for vegetarian, replace with 1 cup soyrizo)
- 1 U onion, diced
- 1 U rib celery, chopped
- 1 U carrot, chopped
- 1 U sweet potato, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup dry lentils
- 3 cups spinach
- 1 U jalapeno (optional)
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 U clove garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 U sprig thyme
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 4 cups low sodium vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
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Brown the sausage in a skillet. Drain any extra fat and add to the slow cooker.
Add all the remaining ingredients to the crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed. Garnish with sour cream, Greek yogurt, or a poached egg.
This recipe freezes very well in airtight containers.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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