Slow Cooker Lentil Sausage Soup


It doesn’t get more simple than a one step recipe. Created by food bloggers Diane and Dave of Homemade Food Junkie, this hearty and healthy soup dish is high-fiber, dairy-free and gluten-free. The secret ingredient that makes this slow cooker recipe so fab? Kale. While normal greens don’t usually fare well in soups and stews, Diane points out that kale holds up well and adds great color and texture to this dinner.

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Serves: 10

one 12 0z. package spicy chicken sausage sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
1 Cup lentils any color
2 to 3 large carrots-sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
several garlic shallots or chives-minced
2 celery ribs sliced small
several leaves of kale, any variety, torn or cut into small pieces
1 14 oz. can garbanzo beans
1 14 oz. can kidney beans
1 14 oz. can Italian stewed tomatoes
1 14 oz. can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce

Put all prepared ingredients into the crock pot and cook on high for 4 hours or low 6 to 8 hours.

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For more great recipes be sure to check out Diane and Dave’s food blog, Homemade Food Junkie by clicking here.


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