When it’s lunch time, you may just want to go for easy and quick, such as those cans of soup in the pantry.
But there is never a need for canned soup when you can easily cook your own. Sure, canned soup is easy. Just dump the can in a pan and add a little water. But when you make your own soup — because you CAN — there’s something just satisfying about it bubbling on your stove on a cold winter’s day, not to mention the satisfaction of cooking high protein lentil recipes for a lot less money. Let Nature’s Ninja find more recipes for you here.
We found a soup recipe that is super easy and tasty and good for you. You may not know this but recent nutritional guidelines just came out and adults are expected to eat a variety of foods to keep their nutrition sound. It’s the concept of filling half your plate with vegetables. Our Turkey Onion Lentil Soup has it all. It’s packed with nutrient dense vegetables such as onions and carrots, high protein lentils and turkey (lower fat than beef), and UH-Mazing flavor!
Make this Turkey Onion Lentil Soup for less
If you’re looking for easy soup recipes with few ingredients, this is it. It will feed you six times over for less than one can of soup (depending on which brands you by). You can make this one for about $1.40 per serving. It will only take about 15 minutes prep, and you can let it simmer on the stove and forget about it for 30 minutes.
The ingredients are easy. All you need is ½-1lb turkey sausage (we used 1 lb), one onion diced, 1½ cups baby carrots cut in half, 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes, 2 tsp. minced dried garlic, 1 32 oz box of chicken broth, ½ cup uncooked instant rice, and a ½ cup lentils. this recipe also calls for adding form 1-2 cups of water at the end to get a desired consistency, but we opted to use no water. It’s just a preference, so if you want it soupier, add the water slowly to make sure it’s right for you. See the recipe and instructions here.
The hardest part about this soup is the chopping, which isn’t that hard. Get yourself a super sharp knife and it will reduce the breakage of your onion and reduce the tearing for you. Chop up your onion, then chop your baby carrots in half, and you’re practically there. Fry up the onion with the sausage, then dump everything else in.
You’ll make the family proud with this healthy, tasty, and filling. We’ll lay odds that it is one of the best high protein lentil recipes you’ve tasted. And, it won’t have you cooking all weekend.