Smoked Sausage and Lentil Soup

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by Leslie in Texas

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!

Top Review by Margie99

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.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  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.

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