Sausage and Lentil Soup

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by tammy dalton

I found this recipe at The Joy of Soup website. It is very similar to Carrabba's Sausage and Lentil soup. It was so good I just had to share. I put the veggies all in the food processor and diced the fine. Everything was about the size of the lentil

Top Review by Bhujia

I brought home a cup of the soup from Carrabbas to look over while eating and noticed that it had bacon in it, so I diced, cooked, drained and added a package of smoked bacon. I omitted extra salt and red pepper flakes because I used hot sausage and 1.5 cartons of chicken broth with salt and figured everyone could adjust theirs to taste. Everyone loved it! Also, I threw everything into the crockpot and let it cook on low for about 4 hours rather than cooking it on the stove top (I did brown and drain the sausage and bacon.) Will make this again and again, especially in the cold months.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dice the first four ingredients and sauté them in a large pot with the oil. Sauté until tender.
  2. Remove vegetables from the pan and add the Italian sausage, removed from the casing, to the pan. Brown then drain off fat.
  3. Pour 8 cups for chicken broth, the vegetables back into the pot.
  4. Add tomatoes and lentils.
  5. Add remaining ingredients.
  6. Simmer until the lentils are tender, 30-45 minutes.
  7. Remove 1/3 of the soup and puree. then return it to the pot.
  8. Correct the seasonings and remove bay leaf.

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