10-Ingredient Italian Sausage and Lentil Soup | There’s nothing quite like homemade soup to add to your comfort food menu for winter. This hearty soup can serve as a full meal orthe pick-me-up you need for an afternoon boost. It’s packed with goodness, from sausage and lentils for protein, to an array of healthy vegetables for a vitamin bomb plus loads of fiber. Fresh parsley adds the finishing touch to a bowl of hot soup and fresh bread is the best for dipping.
1pound ground sweet Italian sausage ½ cup chopped sweet white onion 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup chopped carrots, peeled 1 can (6 ounce) tomato paste 8 cups chicken or vegetable stock 3 tablespoons Kikkoman® Less Sodium Soy Sauce 2 cups green lentils, rinsed ⅓ cup chopped parsley + extra for serving Sliced crusty bread for serving
Heat ground Italian sausage over medium heat in a Dutch oven. Brown for 8 minutes using a spatula to break sausage into small pieces. Stir in onion, celery and carrots. Continue to cook for 5 minutes longer.
Add tomato paste, stock, and soy sauce to pot. Stir well. Bring to a boil. Stir in lentils. Simmer for 20-25 minutes uncovered, until vegetables are tender, and liquid has reduced.
Turn heat off and stir in fresh parsley. Ladle soup into bowls and serve hot with extra parsley and crusty bread.