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Lentil soup with sausage and spinach in a dark bowl.
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Lentil Soup with Italian Sausage Recipe

Sausage Lentil Soup is a hearty, zesty soup that’s made with lentils, sausage, tomatoes, and fresh vegetables.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Italian sausage, Lentils
Servings: 6
Calories: 479kcal
Author: Leigh Harris


  • 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


  • 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.


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