Lentil soup with sausage and spinach in a dark bowl

Lentil Soup with Italian Sausage

Lentil Soup with Italian Sausage is a hearty, zesty soup that’s made with lentils, sausage, tomatoes, and fresh vegetables.

This sausage lentil soup is a one-pot meal at its best! Thick, hearty, healthy, and full of flavor for those cold winter nights.

Two bowls of lentil soup with sausage and some bread on a cutting board

Lentil Soup with Italian Sausage

This soup is super easy and ready to eat in under one hour. So amp up that lentil soup taste with the flavor of Italian sausage!

Ingredients for Lentil Soup with Italian Sausage

  • Bulk Mild or Sweet Italian sausage – If you like it with some kick use Spicy Italian Sausage or hot Italian sausage.
  • Onion
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Diced tomatoes – I use the petite diced.
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Chicken stock (chicken broth)- Or if you prefer you can use vegetable stock.
  • Dried lentils
  • Ground cumin
  • Bay leaf
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Fresh kale – This is our preference but you can substitute fresh spinach.

How to Make Lentil Soup with Italian Sausage

soup ingredients in a dutch oven with stock being poured in

In a large pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat brown the Italian sausage, breaking into crumbles. Drain the fat.

Add the diced carrots and onion and saute for about 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the garlic and saute another 1 minute.

Add the diced tomatoes, red peppers, lentils, stock, cumin, bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil.

Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, cook for 20 minutes stirring occasionally.

kale being added to the pot of lentil soup with Italian sausage

Stir in the chopped kale and simmer another 10 to 15 minutes, or until the kale and lentils are tender.

What to Serve with Lentil Soup Recipe

two bowls of lentil sausage soup in  dark bowls

Leftovers will tend to thicken as it sits. So when reheating add more chicken stock to achieve your desired consistency.

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Lentil Soup with Italian Sausage

Lentil Soup with Italian Sausage is a hearty, zesty soup that’s made with lentils, sausage, tomatoes, and fresh vegetables.
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Course: Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Italian sausage, Lentils
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 479kcal
Author: DSTR

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Italian sausage bulk
  • 1 cup Onion diced
  • 1 cup Carrots diced small
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 14.5 oz Can diced tomatoes drained
  • 1/2 cup Roasted red peppers diced small
  • 4 cups Chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup Dried lentils cleaned and rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper
  • 2 cups Fresh kale coarsely chopped, packed

Instructions

  • In a large pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat brown the Italian sausage, breaking into crumbles. Drain the fat.
  • Add the diced carrots and onion and saute for about 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the garlic and saute another 1 minute.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, red peppers, lentils, stock, cumin, bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the chopped kale and simmer another 10 to 15 minutes, or until the kale and lentils are tender.

Nutrition

Calories: 479kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 1260mg | Potassium: 1038mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5957IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 5mg

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