Lentil Sausage Soup Recipe


Warm your soul with a hearty bowl of Lentil Sausage Soup, brimming with savory flavors and wholesome ingredients. This comforting soup is perfect for chilly days, combining the earthy taste of lentils with the richness of sausage and aromatic seasonings. Get ready to savor every spoonful of this nourishing dish!



  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  • 1 lb. ground sausage, hot or mild
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • ½ cup celery, diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 cup dry brown lentils, rinsed
  • 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes, drained


  1. Cook the Sausage: Remove the casings from the sausage if necessary. In a large pot over medium heat, cook the sausage until halfway done, breaking it apart as it cooks. Once halfway cooked, cover partially and continue cooking until fully cooked through. Set aside on a paper towel-lined plate, reserving 1 tablespoon of drippings.
  2. In the same pot, add the reserved drippings (or use butter) over medium heat. Add diced onions, celery, and carrots, cooking for 4 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  3. Stir in flour and tomato paste, cooking for 2 minutes. Gradually add chicken and beef broth, scraping the bottom of the pot to incorporate any flavorful bits.
  4. Add Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, lentils, and seasonings. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cover partially and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the cooked sausage and diced tomatoes to the soup, simmering for an additional 10 minutes. Adjust consistency with additional water or broth if desired.
  6. Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutritional Information:

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Calories: 320 kcal per serving
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Diet: Gluten-Free
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Soup
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 1100mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg


  1. How to Cook Lentils: Tips and Tricks – Example.com
  2. Guide to Sausage Varieties – Example.com


With its hearty ingredients and robust flavors, this Lentil Sausage Soup is sure to become a family favorite. Perfect for a cozy night in or as a satisfying meal any day of the week, it’s a delicious way to warm up during the colder months.


  1. Can I use pre-cooked sausage instead of ground sausage?
    • Yes, you can use pre-cooked sausage, but adjust cooking time accordingly and add it towards the end of the recipe.
  2. Can I freeze leftover soup?
    • Absolutely! Allow the soup to cool completely, then transfer it to freezer-safe containers. It can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  3. Can I use green or red lentils instead of brown lentils?
    • While brown lentils are recommended for this recipe, you can substitute with green or red lentils if desired. Just note that cooking times may vary slightly.
  4. Is this soup gluten-free?
    • Yes, this Lentil Sausage Soup recipe is gluten-free when made with gluten-free broth and sausage.
  5. Can I omit the sausage to make it vegetarian?
    • Absolutely! Simply omit the sausage and use vegetable broth instead of chicken and beef broth for a delicious vegetarian lentil soup option.

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