Lentil Soup with Sausage and Greens

Lentil Soup with Sausage and Greens

40 reviews, 4.6 star(s). 95% would make again

Ready in 1 hour

A hardy and filling soup thats high in flavor and diabetic friendly


1 pound Italian-style sausage; I used turkey sausage
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium Onion; chopped
1 clove Garlic; minced
1 large Carrot; finely chopped
1 cup Lentils; brown lentils
15 ounces chicken broth; one can
4 cups Water
15 ounces stewed tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon Thyme; crushed, dried
2 teaspoons Rosemary; finely minced fresh
2 cups Red potato; one large, 1/2 inch cubes
4 cups Kale or collards; rough chopped
1 pinch kosher salt; to taste
1 pinch Red pepper; to taste

Original recipe makes 10 Servings



1. Put the sausages in a soup pan with the olive oil; brown on all sides over medium heat. Cover the pan and cook, turning occasionally, about 10 minutes, or until cooked through. Pierce the sausages and let them drain a bit in the pan, then remove and set aside. When cool enough to handle, cut into thin slices.

2. Put the onion, garlic and carrot into the pan and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook 10 minutes, stirring often. Add the lentils, broth, water, tomatoes, thyme and rosemary. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer 10 minutes.

3. Add the potatoes and continue cooking the soup, covered, at least 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.

4. Stir in the sausage. Cook, uncovered, 10 minutes. Add 3 cups of greens and cook and additional 5 minutes.

5. Adjust seasoning with salt and red pepper flakes to taste.

Serve garnished with a garnish of greens on top.

I made sourdough garlic bread with this and it was delicious.

Adapted from recipe by CeCe Sullivan of The Seattle Times.

Each (1 1/2 cup) serving contains an estimated:

Cals: 213, FatCals: 54, TotFat: 5g

SatFat: 2g, PolyFat: 1g, MonoFat: 2g

Chol: 24mg, Na: 627mg, K: 690mg

TotCarbs: 26g, Fiber: 9g, Sugars: 4g

NetCarbs: 17g, Protein: 15g

Analysis does not include the garlic bread


This was particularly good with garlic bread.

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Didn't find canned lentils, so I used another kind but it was still sooo.. good.


It is SO delish! I used spicy italian turkey sausage to give it more of a kick and put all 4 cups of kale in. Will definitely make again!

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I love the hearty flavor of this soup and find it to be more balanced in flavor than many lentil based recipes (i.e. Not as strongly lentil flavored). Very filling and easy to make.
Keleynal 6m ago

Thank you! This has become my go to winter warmer. So quick and easy!
lacarocarocarolina 11m ago

Very tasty and easy to make!
Valerie411 2y ago

Love it. I use really healthy chicken Italian sausage
Gail57 2y ago

One of my favorites. I use Andouille sausage - less than the recipe calls for - and add a dash of red wine vinegar.
jenbacon 2y ago

I love this recipe, and have made it several times with variations. I used smoked chicken sausage and some boneless breast of chicken, and used a tsp each of fresh oregano, rosemary, and thyme. I cut the cayenne to 1/8 tsp since my hubby is sensitive to hot foods.
KathyU_01096 2y ago

very good! definitely better the next day once the flavours have had more time to blend
maevankayt 2y ago

For some reason, we just did not love this soup. It has wonderful ingredients in it. It just did not have a flavor that we preferred.
mtlindquist73 2y ago

Love this- filling and healthy. For convenience, I use Italian seasoning (dried) and a bay leaf instead of the suggested herbs. I used turkey sausage the last time I made this and it still tasted great!
Kirthana 2y ago

This is one of my new go to dishes. Excellent!
cassysim 2y ago

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