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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

{Git in Mah Belly} Savory Turkey Sausage & Lentil Soup

Two things happen in the Sugarplum house when the temperature drops below 60 ~
1. We all become crazy-scarf-people. Seriously, we have bins full of scarves!
2. I make a pot of soup!
We love soup, and the heartier and healthier the better. You just can't beat a meal that cooks in one pot and is served in a single bowl. I came across this recipe in the Sunday paper a few weeks ago and I knew it'd be my first soup of the season.

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Here we go...gather your ingredients:

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 INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 4 ozs. chopped turkey kielbasa (I used the whole package)
  • 2 t. thyme leaves
  • 1 1/2 t. garlic powder
  • 1 t. paprika
  • 1/4 t. crushed red pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup lentils, rinsed
  • 5 ozs. fresh baby spinach leaves
DIRECTIONS:

1. Cook onions and celery in the olive oil over medium heat for about 3 minutes. Add turkey, cook and stir 3 minutes longer until turkey is browned and veggies are soft. Stir in thyme, garlic powder, paprika and red pepper; cook and stir 2 minutes.

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2. Sitr in broth, tomatoes and lentils. Bring to boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until lentils are tender. (Package said this should take 15-20 minutes, mine took more like 45.)

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3. The next step is the magic trick the kids love to watch....Stir in spinach:

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Simmer until the spinach is wilted:

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Serve with butter-soaked crusty bread...and Git in Mah Belly!

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Unfortunately you have to move quickly in Texas. It may have been 60-degrees when I bought the ingredients for this soup, but almost 80-degrees by the night I made it! My kids LOVED it (They aren't picky eaters, they'd starve in my house if they were!), but were sweating by their second bowls.

Here is a printable version of Savory Turkey Sausage & Lentil Soup. Do you pull out a certain recipe when the temperature dips? Do share!

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16 comments:

  1. Oh wow. That looks delicious! I love turkey sausage, and with the weather getting cooler this would be the perfect dinner! Thanks for posting! :)

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  2. i have a bag of lentils and have yet to come across a recipe that sounded good to use them...until now. i will def. try this; thank you!

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  3. That sounds and looks delish! It's on my to do list! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Super yummy. My hubby is a soup fanatic so I need some great, easy recipes! The butter soaked bread is my favorite part {he he}. Thanks for passing that along.

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  5. definitely trying this recipe out!!! looks delish!

    jillian xoxo
    http://just-jillian.blogspot.com

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  6. That looks wonderful and I will most definitely have to try it! My husband loves for me to make chicken corn chowder when it gets cold.

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  7. I've always been a bit daunted by making soup - you make it look so easy though.

    p.s. I have those same orange plates!

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  8. This sounds delicious. I'm a huge soup fan, especially in fall/winter.

    And thanks for stopping by Odi et Amo! Always nice to meet a fellow Texan blogger -- where are you at? I'm in Houston.

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  9. Yum! Definitely gotta try this one. Thanks for sharing the printable version!!! And, I know what you mean about the weather...it's back in the mid 70s here in Atlanta today!

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  10. mmmm... i would love to eat that. or be invited over for dinner at someone's house that is making this... {ahem... hint hint.} :)

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  11. I've only made soup once, and it was a big flop- but this looks great and I'm gonna try it! You made it look easy:) And I'm a Kroger gal too! That's where the pumpkins went rolling down the aisle!

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  12. That looks tasty! I love making chili and tortilla soup when it gets cold (or cooler than normal), but I will have to try this soup out!

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  13. This looks yummy! I'm always amazed by how much spinach cooks down!

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  14. This looks totally yummy and its freezing in the UK at the moment so its a totally perfect recipe

    Love the plate too :-)
    Rachie xo

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  15. This looks delicious and perfect for my Beat the Winter Blues Party! Tomorrows topic is comfort food, come and link up @ http://goodbycityhellosuburbs.blogspot.com

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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