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Lentil Soup with Smoked Turkey

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
A meal in itself. The addition of some smoked turkey gives this soup a flavor that can’t be beat! Purchase smoked turkey breast already cooked; it freezes well.


  • 2 cups lentils, uncooked
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 medium red potatoes, cut in chunks
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp dried sage
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt (sea salt if on a corn-free diet*)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 8 oz smoked turkey breast, cut in 1-inch (2.5cm) pieces


  • Combine all ingredients except turkey breast in a large soup pot.
  • Bring to a boil, and turn down to simmer. Cook, covered for about 30 minutes.
  • Add turkey pieces and cook for about 15 minutes more, until the flavors have mingled and the turkey breast is thoroughly heated through.

* Allergy notes: People following a corn-free diet should avoid iodized salt since it contains dextrose, which should be avoided by those allergic to corn.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 232
  Calories from Fat 7 (3%)
(1%)Total Fat 1g
(1%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(5%)Cholesterol 14mg
(21%)Sodium 509mg
(21%)Potassium 719mg
Total Carbohydrate 38g
(65%)Dietary Fiber 16g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(41%)Protein 21g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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