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Quick and Easy Sausage Lentil Soup

Need an easy and healthy dinner that comes together quickly? This Sausage Lentil Soup is just the thing! Making this quick and easy soup recipe is great for weeknight dinners. We also make this recipe for meal prep, it heats up well throughout the week for lunches and dinners. 

Need an easy and healthy dinner that comes together quickly? This Sausage Lentil Soup is just the thing! Making this quick and easy soup recipe is great for weeknight dinners. We also make this recipe for meal prep, it heats up well throughout the week for lunches and dinners. 

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Quick & Easy Sausage Lentil Soup

Why head out to a restaurant when you can make your favorites at home with a copycat recipe? I changed up this Carraba's recipe to make it work for my family, and now it's a fave!

I love that after you brown the sausage, it's just a matter of throwing everything into the soup pot and letting it simmer.

If you're eating gluten-free, just check that the sausage and broth are safe (there are many varieties that are).

What do I need to make this tasty recipe? 

  • 12oz package Chicken Sausage
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 6 cups chicken broth (plus 2 cups water)
  • 1 14oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup dry lentils
  • black pepper, to taste
  • red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp basil
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • 1 Tbsp parsley
  • 1 1/2 tsp thyme

How to make an easy sausage lentil soup: 

This recipe could not be more simple. It's quick and easy just like the title implies. You can make a double batch of this delicious soup and have some on hand for leftovers, lunches, and easy meals for the kids after school! 

  1. Brown sausage. Drain off fat and dice into bite-size pieces.
  2. In a large pot, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 1 hour or until lentils are tender.
  4. Add more water if thinner consistency desired. You can use an immersible blender to puree the soup and give it a thicker, stew-like consistency. Your choice!
  5. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese on top.

Can I make this sausage soup in the Crockpot? 

Rather than cook on the stovetop, put all the ingredients into a slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours, until all the vegetables are tender. That makes it a delicious crockpot sausage lentil soup!

This Sausage Lentil Soup can also be made vegetarian by skipping the sausage and using vegetable broth.  This is such an easy, adaptable recipe!

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Printable Sausage & Lentil Soup Recipe: 

 

Yield: 4 servings

Sausage and Lentil Soup

Sausage and Lentil Soup

Ingredients

  • 12oz package Chicken Sausage
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 6 cups chicken broth (plus 2 cups water)
  • 1 14oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup dry lentils
  • black pepper, to taste
  • red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp basil
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • 1 Tbsp parsley
  • 1 1/2 tsp thyme

Instructions

  • Brown sausage. Drain off fat and dice into bite-size pieces.
  • In a large pot, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 1 hour or until lentils are tender.
  • Add more water if thinner consistency desired. You can use an immersible blender to puree the soup and give it a thicker, stew-like consistency. Your choice!
  • Serve with grated Parmesan cheese on top.
  • This Sausage Lentil Soup recipe is linked up to Gluten Free Wednesdays at Gluten Free Homemaker, Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty & Bedlam, Friday Food at MomTrends and Feasting in Fellowship Friday at Comfy in the Kitchen.

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    Using Vegetables Past Their Prime

    Tuesday 27th of March 2012

    [...] Then they’re easy to throw into the crockpot for Pulled Pork Sandwiches, soups (like Sausage Lentil Soup), or spaghetti sauce. I find that they do get a little “wet” as they defrost, so [...]

    Shannon

    Thursday 19th of January 2012

    This sounds wonderful. We ski on weekends, it would be perfect to come home to a crockpot of this ready to eat!

    Thanks for linking up to Friday Food on Momtrends.com!

    France @ Beyond The Peel

    Wednesday 18th of January 2012

    Wow, sounds great. I love adding sausage to my lentil soups. It adds so much flavor and dimension. What a nice healthy choice to make it chicken sausage. All the herbs must really make this soup shine.

    I'm hosting Whole Food Wednesdays at beyond the peel. I hope you'll come join us!

    LIB

    Tuesday 17th of January 2012

    looks great - might throw it all in my crockpot and see what happens! blessings http://bit.ly/wyGIcY

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