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December 12, 2005

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Emlighten-NewJersey

Sounds good - but which type Le Puy, green, brown yellow or red lentils? I have no idea what I'm talking about - the only place I have ever noticed lentils were those already in soup someone has made.

shelley ju

Okay, I am so making this after the holidays. Yum!

JIm

Best Sausage and Lentil soup, as good or better than Carraba's.

Frank Jacobsen

What size cans of whole tomatoes? Thanks

Lindsay Harris

Definitely a great recipe; I echo the comment that it's as good or better than Carraba's. I only used one can of tomatoes and it turned out great...will look at the can size and post when I get home.

Mary Ellen DeSimone

I believe the sausage in the soup at Carrabbas may be Cherzio spicy sausage ?

GAIL GRAY

I HAVE BEEN MAKING THE SAUSAGE & LENTIL SOUP FOR ABOUT A YEAR NOW AFTER ENJOYING A BOWL AT CARRABA'S. I USE KNORR'S VEGTABALE BOULLION CUBES INSTEAD OF CHICKEN STOCK AND I SOAK THE LENTILS OVER NIGHT. IT REALLY DOES THE TRICK! YUM

Vanessa H.

I used to work at Carrabba's and this is one of the best soups we had. FYI - They use Italian Sausage. The soup - as are all soups - is much better the second day. NONE OF CARRABBA'S SOUPS ARE MADE FROM LEFTOVERS! Each soup is made from scratch in each restaurant. In fact, most soups only last 48 hours and then are thrown away!

Ana F.

PERFECT!!

Mary Totin

I came across this page when I was looking for a good lentil soup recipe. I respectfully beg to differ over one comment you made in regards to Carrabba's recipe. "The soup is spicy (another tip-off that the ingredients are not quite fresh) but in this case I chose to ignore that."

I was an employee of this company for over 4 years and I can promise you that the ingredients are indeed fresh, as they are in all Carrabba's recipes. This is one of Carrabba's strict standards, and it is one thing that puts them a step or two up from imitators such as Olive Garden and Macaroni Grill. If you had ever been in the back of a Carrabba's kitchen when the prep work was done, you would have seen the amount of labor that goes into say, making the herb mix used with olive oil for dipping. Every product has strict guidelines for how long it can be kept before being thrown away, most, as another "poster" said, within 48 hours, or less. Produce and other product is thoroughly checked before being accepted into the store. Nothing that doesn't meet Carrabba's high standardsis let in, and nothing that doesn't meet the company's high standards goes out to the guests.

Mary Totin

You also might be interested to know that the sausage is fresh too, comes from a recipe creasted by one of the founder's parents.

Starshine

Soup Lady, where have you been all my life? I LOVE soup, and stumbled onto this blog post via a google search for Carrabba's Lentil Soup. I had it on my honeymoon and it was love at first bite. Thank you for your "interpretation" of the recipe! My husband and I look forward to trying it out.

Ed

OK! Can you please tell me what size the canned tomatoes are?

Nancy

I had it first at Carrabba's and loved it - tried it at home and Hubby also loved it. Thank you Soup Lady!!

laur

is this the same as mama mandolo's spicy sicilian soup that i had in aug.at carrabbas? i thought it had small pasta in it not lentils

aimee

i just made this soup and it was amazing, for sure better the next couple of days... has anyone made the spicy lentil and pumpkin soup, i am going for that one next week with my recent success with this one! any tips other than what the recipe calls for?

patricia

Weather beginning to cool down a bit on the North Carolina Coast. Time for soup again. I was trying to find my Sausage and Lentil soup recipe(and couldn't) so returned to this web site. It is great. Oh, I used 1 28 oz. can of whole tomatoes in mine with the juice. I think it depends on how tomatoey you like it. Trish

Nancy Kerner

Excellent duplicate of recipe! I used 6 14 oz cans of chicken broth and 1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes...probably will use crushed tomatoes next time. Thanks for sharing this great soup recipe.

dick

I am like you in that I like hot and spicy. I have made this for years and love it. The difference is that I also give it a few shots of tabasco sauce just to finish it off. One of my all time favorite soups. I also love to make it with kielbasa in place of sausage and saute the kielbasa along with the veggies at the beginning once the veggies have started to get aromatic. The flavors add up if you do it this way. A sprinkle of vinegar, about a tbsp, also works to bring out the flavors as well.

Just found your website and am now going backwards to see all that you have. Your stuffed grapeleaves recipe is alread on my to do list as are a couple of the others. I would love to see a good recipe for falafel and tabbouleh and hummus and pita breads. I one had a landlady from Saudi Arabia who was going to give me some of her recipes but she never got around to it. She made all these things from scratch and they were fantastic.

Heather

Amazing! Tastes just as great as at Carrabba's!!! Loved it. I served it to my family tonight and they all loved it too. THanks!

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