Lentil and Sausage Soup Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Modified: November 27, 2020
Lentil and Sausage Soup Recipe

A simple soup that’s hearty and delicious! This will feed you and your family for days! Use turkey kielbasa for a healthier option.

How To Make Lentil and Sausage Soup

A delicious and simple recipe for hearty lentil and sausage soup. The perfect soup dish that can be eaten on its own with just a drizzle of olive oil – or a piece of good toast!

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 55 mins


  • ½ lb French green lentils
  • cup olive oil, plus extra for serving
  • 2 cups yellow onions, diced
  • 2 cups leeks, white and light green parts only (1-2 leeks), chopped
  • ½ tbsp garlic, minced
  • ½ tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves, minced
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ cup celery, diced
  • 1 ½ cups carrots, diced
  • 1 ½ quarts chicken stock
  • cup tomato paste
  • 1 lb kielbasa, cut in ½ lengthwise and sliced ⅓-inch thick
  • 2 tbsp dry red wine , or red wine vinegar
  • Parmesan, grated, for serving


  1. In a small bowl, cover lentils with boiling water and let sit 15 minutes.
  2. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large stockpot over medium heat, heat olive oil and saute onions, leeks, garlic, salt, pepper, thyme and cumin for 20 minutes, or until vegetables are translucent and tender.
  4. Add celery and carrots and let cook another 10 minutes.
  5. Add chicken stock, tomato paste and drained lentils.
  6. Cover and bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 1 hour.
  8. Check seasonings and adjust as needed.
  9. Add kielbasa and red wine until kielbasa is warmed through.
  10. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and some grated parmesan.


  • Sugar: 10g
  • :
  • Calcium: 88mg
  • Calories: 571kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 47g
  • Cholesterol: 60mg
  • Fat: 30g
  • Fiber: 14g
  • Iron: 6mg
  • Potassium: 1107mg
  • Protein: 28g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Sodium: 1665mg
  • Vitamin A: 6032IU
  • Vitamin C: 16mg
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