Hearty Lentil and Sausage Soup

Hearty Lentil and Sausage Soup

15 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    4 h 15 m
  • Ready In

    4 h 30 m
Recipe by  kristi79

“Lentil soup flavored with sausage and herbs. A good hearty soup for a cold winter day.”

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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  1. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Break sausage into chunks and put in the pot; cook and stir until completely browned, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Transfer cooked sausage to a slow cooker. Add water, chicken broth, tomatoes, lentils, onion, celery, carrot, and garlic. Season mixture with garlic powder, parsley, oregano, pepper, basil, rosemary, and salt.
  3. Cook on Low until lentils are tender, about 4 hours.
  4. Stir cabbage into the soup; continue cooking until the cabbage is softened, 15 to 20 minutes.

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The ingredients are way too much to fit in a crockpot. I used half the water and was right to top of crockpot. Cooked on high for about 5 hrs then tranferred to stock pot on top of stove to add cabbage and rest of watsr. Flavor a bit bland, needs something else. If I make it again, I'll do 1/2 the recipe and make some other changes.



After three hours in the Crockpot on HIGH, the lentils were still hard. Removed the soup to finish cooking on top of the stove. This recipe is way off! The lentils soaked up too much of the broth! Suggest using half (8 oz) of lentils and Italian sausage for more flavor.

Melody aka Dumplin'

Melody aka Dumplin'

You have to use a large slow cooker for this recipe, not a crockpot. You also have to cook it on high, not low. It's an ALL DAY cook (10 hours or more), not a 4 hour cook. Another suggestion would be to soak the lentils overnight to speed up the cooking process. I added a bay leaf and substituted the can of diced tomatoes for a can of mild Rotel tomatoes with green chilies to kick it up a notch. I also changed the meat to pickled pork (or you could use cubed ham or diced salt pork), which you can just put right into the slow cooker and skip the first step. I used all broth rather than water for added flavor and I happened to have that much broth on hand. I also put the cabbage into the slow cooker right from the beginning or you can omit it altogether. With my changes, I'd give it a 5, but as is, it's only a 3 at best. Sorry.

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Amount Per Serving (10 total)

  • Calories
  • 258 cal
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs
  • 34.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 16.4 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 736 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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