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    This delicious, hearty lentil soup made with sausage, carrots, potatoes, celery, and spices is perfect for warming you on those cold winter nights. What’s more, it’s easy to make, economical and very satisfying.

    This soup was actually made by my Mom while she was visiting us a couple of months ago. This is a favorite soup from my childhood, and I still love it. It’s so flavorful and lentils are so easy to prepare. They cook so much quicker than dried beans, and a small amount goes a long way. They are high in protein, Vitamin B, folate, and fiber and have twice as much iron as other legumes.

    This recipe makes a lot and there are plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day. It freezes well and can be reheated with a little water if it gets too thick.

    You can also use ground beef, pork, pork sausage, shredded chicken breasts or turkey instead of the Italian sausage but may need to season it liberally.

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    Italian Lentil Soup with Sausage-1

    What you need

    16 oz of Italian sausage (or Cajun), sliced

    3 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil

    1 medium onion, chopped

    1 large carrot, chopped

    1 stalk celery

    8 cups chicken broth/vegetable broth

    1 cup of water

    16 oz of lentils

    2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut in 1″ cubes

    1 tomato, peeled and finely diced

    2 – 3 cloves garlic, minced

    1 – 2 Tbsp salt, to taste

    freshly ground black pepper, to taste

    1 tsp dried oregano

    fresh parsley, chopped

    Instructions

    Brown sausage over medium heat in a Dutch oven or a large pot until cooked through. Using a slotted spoon, remove sausage from pot and set aside.

    Heat extra virgin olive oil over medium high heat in the pot. Add onions, carrots, and celery to pot and saute until onions become translucent (about 4 – 5 minutes).

    Add chicken broth, water, lentils, and potatoes to the pot, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook for about 20 minutes. Add peeled and diced tomato, minced garlic, and dried oregano. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook for another 10 minutes, or until the lentils are done. Add back the cooked sausage to the soup.

    Just before serving, sprinkle some freshly chopped parsley.

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    Italian Lentil Soup with Sausage

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    How To Make Italian Lentil Soup with Sausage

    5 from 4 votes
    Italian Lentil Soup with Sausage
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    30 mins
    Total Time
    40 mins
     

    This hearty one-pot spicy sausage and lentil soup is packed full of veggies, protein and a ton of flavor. Easy and made in one pot. 

    Course: Soup
    Cuisine: Mediterranean
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 701 kcal
    Author: Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy
    Ingredients
    • 16 oz of Italian sausage or Cajun, sliced
    • 3 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 medium onion chopped
    • 1 large carrot chopped
    • 1 stalk celery
    • 8 cups chicken broth/vegetable broth
    • 1 cup of water
    • 16 oz of lentils
    • 2 medium potatoes peeled and cut in 1" cubes
    • 1 tomato peeled and finely diced
    • 2 - 3 cloves garlic minced
    • 1 - 2 Tbsp salt to taste
    • freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 tsp dried oregano
    • fresh parsley chopped
    Instructions
    1. Brown sausage over medium heat in a Dutch oven or a large pot until cooked through. Using a slotted spoon, remove sausage from pot and set aside.
    2. Heat extra virgin olive oil over medium high heat in the pot. Add onions, carrots, and celery to pot and saute until onions become translucent (about 4 - 5 minutes).
    3. Add chicken broth, water, lentils, and potatoes to the pot, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook for about 20 minutes. Add peeled and diced tomato, minced garlic and dried oregano. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook for another 10 minutes, or until the lentils are done.
    4. Just before serving, sprinkle some freshly chopped parsley.
    Nutrition Facts
    Italian Lentil Soup with Sausage
    Amount Per Serving (635 g)
    Calories 701 Calories from Fat 281
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 31.2g 48%
    Saturated Fat 8.6g 43%
    Trans Fat 0.2g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 22.6g
    Cholesterol 64mg 21%
    Sodium 1993mg 83%
    Total Carbohydrates 61.8g 21%
    Dietary Fiber 25.8g 103%
    Sugars 5g
    Protein 42.4g 85%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

    Italian Lentil Soup with Sausage - This hearty one-pot spicy sausage and lentil soup is packed full of veggies, protein and a ton of flavor. Easy and made in one pot. 

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    Comments

    That is a beautiful bowl of soup!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Kelly! 🙂

    i’ve been looking for a good lentil soup recipe. this looks wonderful.
    thanks for sharing this and tell your mom thanks too!!
    pinned for future use

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thank you! Glad you like it! Hope you give it a try soon!

    Wow! What a wonderful and hearty soup! I will definitely try it in the nearest future! Pinned!!!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thank you, Tania! Hope you enjoy it! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

    I’m a huge fan of lentil soup, but I always make it vegetarian style. The sausage in this really turns it into a meal. I’m going to have to try your version the next time I have lentil soup on the menu!

    Quick and comforting looking soup. Thanks for sharing!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Christina!

    I love lentil soup, and that sounds delicious!

    Wow! This sounds delicious! I love hearty soups like this during winter! 🙂

    This soup looks amazing! Pinning for later to my soup board, it looks delicious, thank you for sharing this recipe!

    Mitch

    When does the sausage go back in?

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Mitch, I add the sausage back in the soup when the lentils are cooked and you are ready to serve. Hope you enjoy this soup!

    Karen

    I just made this – so delicious! Perfect for a winter’s night, thick and hearty, yum! The sausage definitely makes it. Thank you so much!

    Karen

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