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Lentil Soup with Sausage, Chard, and Pecorino

MARYELLENS41607
15Ingredients
65Minutes
340Calories
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Ingredients

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6 SERVINGS
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (divided)
  • 4 sausage casings (large links of sweet Italian, removed, use half of this if you prefer that the sausage not dominate the soup’s flavor)
  • 1 onion (medium, diced)
  • 2 celery stalks (sliced or diced)
  • 2 carrots (medium, peeled and sliced into half-moons or diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (sliced, reserve half for later in recipe)
  • kosher salt
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes (optional, more or less to taste)
  • 1 cup brown lentils (sorted and rinsed)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 6 cups water
  • ground black pepper (Freshly)
  • 4 cups leaves (shredded or thinly ribboned Swiss chard, or kale)
  • pecorino romano cheese (Grated, to finish)
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    Directions

    1. Heat 1/4 cup olive oil (or enough to coat bottom of pot) in a large pot on medium heat. When hot, add the sausage, breaking it up with a wooden spoon until it starts to brown, about five minutes. Next, add the onion, celery, carrots, first two garlic cloves, a pinch of salt, and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Cook with the sausage until the vegetables soften a bit, another 5 minutes. Add the lentils, bay leaves, tomatoes, water (6 cups is 2 empty 28-ounce cans), more salt and black pepper to taste. Bring to a simmer and allow to cook until the lentils are tender, about 30-40 minutes. It might be necessary to add more water if the soup gets too thick.
    2. When the lentils are cooked, add the chard and cook until the leaves are tender, just a few minutes more. Discard the bay leaves.
    3. To finish, add the remaining 1/4 cup olive oil and 2 garlic cloves to a small skillet and heat over medium until the garlic softens and hisses. Divide soup into bowls, then drizzle each with a little garlic oil, and top with fresh Pecorino, passing more at the table. Leftovers will keep for several days in the fridge.

    NutritionView More

    340Calories
    Sodium15% DV350mg
    Fat28% DV18g
    Protein24% DV12g
    Carbs11% DV34g
    Fiber56% DV14g
    Calories340Calories from Fat160
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat18g28%
    Saturated Fat2.5g13%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol
    Sodium350mg15%
    Potassium860mg25%
    Protein12g24%
    Calories from Fat160
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate34g11%
    Dietary Fiber14g56%
    Sugars3g6%
    Vitamin A120%
    Vitamin C35%
    Calcium10%
    Iron25%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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