Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

A hearty, healthy and good tasting soup. Without the sausage and with the vegetable bouillon it can be a vegetarian or Lenten meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large kettle or dutch oven add oil and saute the chopped vegetables,except for the spinach and tomatoes, until tender.
  2. Add the bouillon and water and heat until the bouillon is dissolved.
  3. Add the lentils and the spices, and cook until tender on med-low heat.
  4. About 30 minutes.
  5. When lentils are tender, add the tomatoes, and Little Smokies and simmer covered for 30 minutes.
  6. Add the Ditalini pasta and spinach leaves and cook until pasta is tender.
  7. Serve with a crusty bread and hot sauce to taste.


Most Helpful

Really good! I skipped the zucchini and used chicken broth instead of bouillon. I also used rotel tomatoes to give it a kick. This soup is so simple and delicious I will be making this again for sure. Thanks for posting!

Lucky in Bayview March 14, 2010

I LOVE this recipe!!! I was searching for a way to use the spinach that I got from my CSA since I'm not a huge fan of spinach. This recipe was so wonderful that I'll actually be BUYING spinach from now on! My grocery didn't have little smokies when I went - too close to Christmas, I guess - so I used little polskas and, and I've said before, it was GREAT! Thanks for such a healthy, hearty, yummy soup!

Krista Smith December 23, 2009

Delicious! I used all chicken broth for this and omitted the cubes, I used smoked kielbasa sausage instead of little smokies as did Chef Erfolg, increased the garlic, and added crushed red pepper flakes for some heat, this soup turned out simply wonderful, yes total comfort food served with crusty rolls, thanks for another winner Carole, DH and myself enjoyed this soup last night for dinner!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz November 15, 2005

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