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sausage and lentil soup recipe

Sausage Lentil Soup Recipe

  • Author: Emily
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stove Top


Sausage Lentil Soup Recipe | You’ll love this easy sausage lentil soup recipe that cooks in less than 45 minutes with my soup secret that gives it max flavor in minimum time! 



  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage (bulk)
  • 1 1/2 cup red lentils (dried)
  • 1/2 tsp, sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 cup smoked paprika
  • 24 oz. marinara sauce
  • 4 cups chicken broth (or veggie)
  • 5 oz. baby spinach
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • lemon wedges
  • fresh parsley
  • olive oil for drizzling



  1. Prepare ingredients: dice onion. Mince garlic.
  2. Heat oil in heavy-bottom pan over medium-high heat. Add onion to pan, saute for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and Italian sausage to pot and break up with a spoon, cooking for about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add lentils to pot and lightly toast. Season with salt, pepper, and smoked paprika. Pour in marinara sauce and chicken broth, add bay leaf to pot and bring to a boil.
  5. Lower heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove bay leaves, stir in spinach, and serve with a drizzle of olive oil, grated parmesan cheese, chopped parsley, and a lemon wedge.


  • Get your kids involved! They can: measure out lentils, top their soup.
  • Red lentils: These lentils cook faster than a green or brown lentil, so if you use those, you’ll need to cook the soup longer!

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