Smoked Sausage and Lentil Soup

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

I was looking for a hearty soup for a cold, rainy weekend. When I couldn't find exactly what I wanted, I made this soup using ingredients that appealed to me from a combination of recipes. What resulted was a thick, stick-to-your ribs soup that everyone enjoyed! This one will go into "our favorites" section of my cookbook!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and sort through lentils, removing any stones, etc.
  2. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the onions, celery, carrots and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until onions have begun to wilt, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and heat until boiling, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until lentils are tender, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Remove bay leaves, let "rest" for about 15 minutes to blend flavors and serve.
  6. This may be thinned with a little more broth or water if it becomes too thick.


Most Helpful

I made a half recipe and still had to add 3+ cups of broth/water. My son really liked it and ate the leftovers like crazy today for lunch. I use crushed tomatoes instead of diced, worked just fine.

Margie99 October 25, 2005

Yummy! You got the combination just right. This is a rich and flavorful hearty soup we enjoyed very much. I did have to add a rather large amount of water at first. I followed the recipe except for increasing the amount of liquid and using homemade chicken stock rather than beef broth. I also added the potatoes toward the end because mine turn to mush with too much cooking. Thank you for the recipe.

mianbao February 15, 2004

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